A couple of poems.

Time.

Youth
Life
Change like sighs,
Different at night,
Audible and relentless.
They vary with the start of daylight
Stifled and controlled.©

Prejudice

Feel the tension in the shoulders
The eyes, glaring cold steel daggers
Locks on hearts, with ageless rust
Against this prejudice!

Predators ruining simple lives
Building walls like forts around
the onslaught by armed men
Holding innocent lives, bound to the ground
ignoring the wails against this prejudice!

What things we do with our minds
unable to understand humanity,
Blind passions, unexplored truths defying sanity
Sacrificing others to attain national self-seeking
Carnivorous pride hugging prejudice!©

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About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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7 Responses to A couple of poems.

  1. slmret says:

    Two wonderful poems, Zakiah. I’m finding that my muse is awakening to the atrocities we are seeing on a daily basis, and I think yours is as well!

  2. Rupali says:

    Sad reality 😦

  3. mrswrangler says:

    I like the first poem.

  4. murisopsis says:

    The second poem has such a gut punch ending: “Carnivorous pride hugging prejudice!” Yes and yes again!

  5. michnavs says:

    Those are lovely poems Zak. If i had to.choose i’d pick the last one, speaks so well of our current situation..💕💕💕

  6. Powerful, poignant poems, SweetZ!
    Your words, and the emotions in them, have touched my heart.
    Thank you!
    (((HUGS))) ❤
    PS…I was AWOL, but like The Terminator, " I'll be bach!" and now, I'm back. I explained in a blog I just now blogged.

  7. The Prejudice poem is so timely. It’s an never ending battle against prejudice.

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