Esteem Streams (Song)

by Maher   Dec 3, 2017


Sweet silence:
you're the sound that never ends;
a distant scar on frozen stars in a world that makes no sense.
I'm a homeless crude
nestled in his tent,
singing last refrains as Summer rains a song that never ends.

When the mirrors call me 'creep'
and the sun won't shine the day:
when the devil laughs, calls a pass and walks the other way.
When she takes away my sight
and blinds me from the light,
then leaves me there in salted air to pickle in the lies.
With hands this old and used,
heart: this soft and bruised;
hopes that fall like Autumn leaves to the yearnings of her muse.
Eyes: set low and jaded,
breath: shallow and faded
from lungs that smell of cigarettes that mark the times I've waited.
I've nestled here so long
in the glory of this song
and still I lay, in teary waves, 'til the oceans deem me gone.

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  • 9 months ago

    by Em

    How have I missed this?? Another profound and beautiful write with fabulous rhyme my friend. Amazing absolutely amazing!!

    • 9 months ago

      by Maher

      Thanks Em, glad you like it :) Mine are pretty easy to miss lol

  • 9 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    SC - how the eff did i miss this one?!

    this is well amazing. I cant wait for the song to be released... soon i hope?

    • 9 months ago

      by Maher

      Thanks USB :)

      Depends when I'm home alone next. It's the only time I break out the mic, so could be a while.

    • 9 months ago

      by deeplydesturbed

      I do hope its soon!

  • 9 months ago

    by Brenda

    Maher. I always look forward to your writes, this is amazing!

    • 9 months ago

      by Maher

      Thanks Brenda, that's a hell of a compliment :)

  • 9 months ago

    by BeautifulSoul

    I would love to hear this sung.

    • 9 months ago

      by Maher

      Glad you like it. If I get the chance I'll try to upload a recording to YouTube like the others :)

  • 9 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Requesting for youtube link...deep voice and guitars. Yay. Your heart breaking songs always carry a heavy weight. And they come in smoothly rhymed which makes them really effective reads. Beautiful, Ma.

    • 9 months ago

      by Maher

      Thanks Mel, glad you like it. Might record this one day, but I uploaded one for I Told The Birds for now :)

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