Cursed Sands

by Maher   Jun 10, 2016


The day falls short on an open valley,
while songbirds sing to a blooming orchard;
every note an open memory,
every breath, a beat too awkward.
For in her bosom does a king preside,
a ruler over a farm of shepherds.
Within his mind do desires fly
to the half-shut eyes of a latent Mrs.

With every step he falls asunder.
The night grows near and her breath, it thunders.
Two broken eyes mirror the sky;
the wrath of God shall hide his blunder.
His tattered hands and broken knees
cross the desert that his heart is under
and for many years his words did please
the half he'd never share with others.

As moonlight drips across widened planes,
the sound of horses kicks the dust in folly;
with every gallop do their riders play
a dark-lit game with the souls of envy.
Hear they the breath of wolves that lie
in wait of morsels marching down in plenty?
With solemn cries do sheep despise
the close knit ties of pact comradery.

Soon the day breaks over night
and left alone in his tired slumber;
the bosom of that which kings preside
over half pitched tents in lands of plunder.
He wakes to rub two tortured eyes
in the manner of which his slaves grew older.
Still the same in his cursed mind,
still insane from the spell he's under.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Definitely part 2 :)

  • 1 year ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    The masses have spoken. Let there be a part two!

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      Haha I'll see if I can come up with anything. Thank you sir :)

  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Wow =) i cant wait if there is a part 2.. well done :)

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      Lol thank ya ma'am, I'll try to make it :)

  • 1 year ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    I agree with Em, this sounds like it's the beginning to an interesting story. Shall there be a part two?

    5/5
    IdTakeABulletForYou

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      Thank you sir. Honestly, I intended it to be left open ended, but I might consider a part 2 if Em and yourself think it deserves one :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Maher, a very deep /dark piece here. Lots of descriptive imagery and emotion as always and enthralling write by you.

    I was going to go into detail and separate each stanza but feel the piece is very delicate and personal to you plus too good.

    Take care, Em

    • 1 year ago

      by Maher

      Thank you Em, as always. Feel free to pull it apart if you like, it's always interesting to see the interpretation of others :)

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