The alluded charm has beat down my doors?
You know not what I am talking about
Or where this comes from, if not the heart
Hiding behind the shadow of smiles, reality drifting
I’m coming apart
So far away
The distance in the forever range
Can it be my mind playing games?
I close my eyes, and my soul smiles
Tossing out the truth for a while
Wherever you go, go with all your heart - Confucius
But, only by the heart
As it should be
My love, my love
I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?
and these are what my prayers look like;
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
"where does it hurt?"