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NOTHING

Nothing,
But empty bottles,
Broken glass
And loneliness.
Nothing but walking alone,
The sorrow cutting deep
Through the bone.
Hearts of stone,
Empty mailbox,
Dead phone,
Lonely stars
And crying moon.
Nothing but sadness
That’s running deep through
The vein,
Exceedingly growing
Beyond the borders
Of the pain.
Nothing but shattered dreams,
Broken promises,
Funny shapes,
Lifeless paints,
In golden frames,
Shallow minds and
Sour grapes, faked smiles,

2.

Masked faces
And sadness.
Nothing but ugly faces
Behind beautiful masks,
Poisoned lips of deadly serpents,
Fatal kisses and madness.
Nothing but circular journey,
Endless lap,
Broken bridges
Hard to gap.
Dangerous roads with million traps,
One gives with hand of good, thousand
Greedy souls ready to grab.
Crossroads in a wasteland,
No compass,
No maps.
Nothing but deadly silence,
Nuisance flies,
Dripping tap,
Sleepless eyes
Desperate for nap
And sadness.

3.

Nothing but false tears
Of lifeless eyes,
Mean souls,
Hungry mouths,
Dying child,
Crying hearts,
Open wounds and big lies.
Nothing but words, no deeds,
Love to hate,
Foes no mates,
Closing gates,
Hook no bait,
Lovers no dates,
God but no faith.
One die of hunger,
Another eats from golden plate.
Fast tracks but always late.
Nothing but fighting for one God,
Same God,
Horribly bad,
Deeply sad,
Totally mad.
All claim the gates of heaven,
Blindly walking,
Falsely driven.
Instead of love, hate was given.
Alive but not living.

4.

Nothing but speculation,
Presumption,
Assumption
And lying.
I hold the truth-
My ultimate freedom,
And it is mine.
The darkness shall be defeated by the morning shine,
The masks will fall,
The ugly souls will crumble
And the world will be just fine.

Ali Hussein
2006


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