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September 25, 2023

Agonies of a Caged Lad

By Mubarak Said

Agonies Of a Caged Lad

I never knew the waters that
washed my face and
quenched my thirst were the remains
of the flooded eye of my fathers.
I never knew the rumbling sounds
Thrown during storms
were the agonised voices
of widows and orphaned children.
I never knew, the stars I see in the sky
are the escaped bullets that hid
under the roof of my bones
and rubbed my soul with grief.
until I see the rainbow, bowed
before me, the agonies I wear
at the top of my body
will split-up into fragments.
until I lose the river that dwells in my mouth,
every drop of rain and of memories
will be hung at every corner
in the city of my thoughts.

Article © Mubarak Said. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-03-13
Image(s) are public domain.
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