The World Behind my Window Curtain

September 27, 2011
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Slipping a hand behind the veil
Pushing it aside to steal
A glance at hearts that no longer feel
The world behind my window curtain

Where hands that give and souls that care
Where words that help you live and bear
No longer stir out there
The world behind my window curtain

Where greed prevails and kind acts fade
Where lives of selfishness are made
Where our conscience we have betrayed
The world behind my window curtain

Where misery is captured in each eye
Where misery is carved on each wry
Where misery hangs in depths of sigh
The world behind my window curtain

Where hunger rattles empty bones
Its dinner bells that call for stones
Where bare pots echo painful moans
The world behind my window curtain


Where no one dares to speak a thought
In fear of being unjustly caught
Where liberty robbed and silence bought
The world behind my window curtain

Where emotions on fire of fate would sear
Where intense a life with doubt and fear
Where disappointment awaits its tear
The world behind my window curtain

Where sun hurries the end of day
As if it couldn't bear to stay
Where the moon in shadows often lay
The world behind my window curtain

For this we deserve that cloudy sky
Which rains ash of hopes that die
Upon which dry eyes silently cry
The world behind my window curtain

I drop my hands and the curtains fall
To cover feelings words and all
While buried lives in despair still call
The world behind my window curtain





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Halima said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Hajir, what a thought provoking poem. U expressed it beautifully and it touched our hearts. U have a beautiful talent and u should pursue it. All the best. Khalah halima.
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Thank you very much for the comment, Khala Halima! I'm really very happy you that you read my poem!
 
em ahmad jo said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 2:42 pm
  Very nice poem,I really liked how it expressed the feeling of the poet about the outside world
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem!
 
Umm Abd al-Wakil said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 7:20 am
MashaAllah truly beautiful and thought provoking!
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm
Thank you very much for the comment, Aunty! I'm very happy that my poem has reached you. God bless.
 
shadyhue said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

This is a very beautiful poem.  It really captures so much feeling and really creates a live picture as you read it.  I personally think it is one of the best poems I have ever read.  Thanks for sharing.

 

 

 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 4:02 am
You're welcome. I'm very happy you enjoyed my poem and I'm really humbled by your generous praise. I thank you heartily for the thoughtful comment and would like you to know that your words mean a lot to me and shall never be forgotten.
 
Mom of 3 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm
Very impressive. You did an awesome job at conveying your feelings with this easy to follow poem.
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 3:49 am
Thank you very much for reading my poem and leaving such a gracious review.
 
Ruji246 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm
great job Hajir!!!! Keep up the good work!!! UmmHalah's sister,Aunty Urooj.
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 1:44 am
Hi Aunty Urooj! I can't tell you how happy I was to see your comment this morning! I really miss you all very much, and I'm so glad you were able to read my poem. Thank you very much for the kind words and the much needed encouragement. May God bless you all, and please give my salams to everyone.... hajer
 
ummhalah said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Mashallah! A thought provoking poem! Very well expressed and so true to what is happening around us. I pray that we become a part of  the world that u expressed in the lines : "where hands that give.... " 

 

U have a beautiful talent that u must pursue IA. May Allah give u success in it. Ameen.

 

 
shahi said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 11:19 am
Thank you Hajer you interrested us in this poem good job
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 11:33 am
Thank you very much for stopping by, Khala! Your comment really made my day. I appreciate your thoughtful words and heartfelt encouragement. Thanks a lot and many hugs to you. God bless.
 
Nkomitsky said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 7:30 am
Great form and flow. I love to see emotion and imagination converge like this. Keep it up!
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

Thank you very much for the kind words, Aunty. I'm very happy you were able to read my poem and thought well of it. I appreciate your comment very much.

Have a wonderful day...hajar

 
poetry lover said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 3:43 am
This is a wonderfull poem that expresses your feelings very well. I liked the part where you describe the evils in this world, I feel the same way sometimes. Let's hope things change, or better yet let's try to change things to the better.
 
poetrydancer replied...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 3:54 am
Thank you very much for the thoughtful words and well written review. I'm very happy you were able to relate to the poem, and I very much admire your optimistic perspective to the world no matter how much evil exists here. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!
 
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