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#Poetry ‘Redden My Parched Lips’ by Fiza Pathan

December 11, 2013

Redden My Parched Lips

By Fiza Pathan

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Why did you sing your sigh for another aeon?

Why does your voice chant into my nerves like a flute?

Yet why is my sky so dark and black, after you have said-you’re not coming back.

Now every sound I hear scratches my eardrums in pain,

Your words of hate are louder than the barking dog’s curse.

Why do you have to leave my world with all my luggage-and me all alone, in my sea of tears.

You were the one I wished to love forever, so I drink your gift of sorrowful teardrops in a cup of wine.

You were the one I needed most, to drown into another ocean of hopes.

But, you moved away-you said you moved the clouds towards my thunder.

The world you have left is yet untamed, this world is my heart and its King is you.

I can’t go on begging the drums of the afterlife for mercy, for the sages have always hated lovers.

So my betrothed one, this is my last adieu to you-set your sail and go away from this shore of my terrain.

But in heavens name let me know how to drown myself in red wine-how to cut my flesh to redden my parched lips.

Copyright © 2013 by Fiza Pathan

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