Poetry Blog by Abdul Ahmad
jennifer Malden on The drop of water that made the Silver Birch blush (9 days ago)
Martin Elder on The drop of water that made the Silver Birch blush (11 days ago)
A ginger tom
In the garden
This Spring morning
Distracted by a noise
Stops to investigate
Sniffs the air
Ears honned in
Recognizes sound floating
High above emanates from
A bird box
Home to Blue Tits chicks
Weighs up odds of nett...
Friday 27th March 2020 4:19 pm
In the twlight of his life
The dishevelled old man
Spends his day time sitting on pavements
With a plastic cup in his hand
He sleeps on door steps
On piles of cardboards for a bed
He wears a shirt frayed at the collar and cuffs
_Patch work mosaic trousers
_Socks darned with multicoloured threads
The soles of his shoes are full of holes
His blazer is repaired with...
Wednesday 25th March 2020 3:56 pm
I was nothing.
Then you held my hand.
Guided me through lifes maze.
And gave me an identity.
Watching you closely.
Trusting you implicitly.
Imitating you faithfully
Was all that was necessary to mould me
I would have been nothing
If there was no you to teach me.
Sunday 22nd March 2020 8:48 pm
The audience seated
Excitement in the air
Music scores on the stand
The conductor appears _ Applause
The solo violinist enters _ Louder applause
Hand shakes and courteous boughs
Maestro raised baton
The players glued to baton
Await a signal
Orchestra begins playing
Saturday 21st March 2020 12:03 pm
Why is this infantile woman,
unleashing a frenzied
on the dead woman?
Her barbed tongue can no longer,
upon her victim.
Jesus cleansed her soul.
He liberated her from all her earthly suffering and pain.
He took her to His Father’s mansion
and charged the Angels to look after her.
I pray that GOD will shi...
Thursday 19th March 2020 11:46 am
The yonder Green Hill
Sits starkly framed
Beneath a dark rain laden
A disguised alchemist
Places a tiara
high above the elevated area
The Triple Crown
Bedecked with myriads of
Vapours refracted colours
Illuminates the gloomy surroundings
Soon the sky deluged with rains
Of the sun’s kisses
Heralding the return...
Thursday 19th March 2020 11:10 am
The majestic Silver Birch
Adorning its winter regalia
Was bathing in bright sunshine
It stood in a calm pool of water
A lonely leaf was still
Attached to one of its branches
Hanging on for dear life
It had clung on to it
Grimly through the winter’s ravages
The rain had just ceased
A single drop of water
Skated across the leaf
Upon nearing the edge of t...
Tuesday 17th March 2020 10:31 am
All roads lead to it.
Waste no time to look for paths to avoid the terminal station.
Fulfil your ambitions and dreams along the avenues
that life’s supreme journey takes you.
Rue not whether you took the right route.
We’ll all arrive at the journey’s end one day.
Thursday 12th March 2020 12:18 pm
Alas a creeping curse
Ignited into a fickle feud
An absurd argument started it all
It soon hatched into hatred.
The ensuing guilt gnaws away
And gives birth to stubborn silence
It blossoms into a deathly deafening stalemate
The festering deadlock is hope destroying.
Thus lost in a labyrinth
The mind explores ways out of it
Concluding that the silence has to ...
Wednesday 11th March 2020 11:16 am
As I walk down the Cemetery Lane,
A woman appears besides me.
She looks familiar.
The dark curly hair and smiling eyes
It can’t be she.
The one I once knew had vanished into the
unknown void long ago.
She whispers to me in a recognizable dulcet voice
tales that only my friend and I knew.
It can’t be she.
The one I once knew had departed from this
mortal coil m...
Wednesday 11th March 2020 11:03 am