April 11, 2007

The Black Bird

Should the black bird come, let it not be too soon,
let the day begin, let it atleast pass noon.

As evening approaches, and it knocks on my door,
I may not answer, but I'll leave a note on the floor.

"Come back again later, I am not ready yet,"
but death cannot read, and it will not forget.

*picture taken at the Vatican in Rome


EXSENO said...


Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thanks girl :) I haven't seen you in a while exseno, how are you?

GB said...

thas' beautiful mashallah!

Destitute Rebel said...

Beautiful poetry after a long time. Good to see you back writing some great stuff. Keep it up.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thanks guys, GB what's the news on the Mawlid?

D reb, I unlike you, have not dissapeared from my poetry and blog writing lol How are things going at your end? Any chance of getting more time?

musicalchef said...

So cute! It looks like he's actually posing!

I like your poem, too.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol yeah I know "strike a pose!"

Thanks Musicalchef :)

Optimistic Guard said...

Nice poem, yours?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thanks OG, yes it is.