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If You Waited

By Ahmad Al-Khatat

If You Waited

If you have waited for me at this hour
I'd take your hands and educate you on the new alphabet
With unique phrases of encouragement
Your lips will never be dry but mostly moist.

You may portray me as a dusty typewriter
Since you see tears on the windows of my eyes
Flying dead leaves of optimism in my spirit
Sad and love poems are hung in my brain to death.

You say I've seen you here many times.
You asked, who am I to untie your knotted heart?
I am a boat of long silence and gathered grief
my writings could never bloom more lovers.

This earth or this planet is not a familiar door
The stream hasn't revealed the face of my beloved
O farmer, keep your seeds asleep and fantasy
of the rain 'till you pour your tears above your farm.

Article © Ahmad Al-Khatat. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-10-10
Image(s) are public domain.
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