In Between Heaven And Hell
I am floating frantically flapping my tender wings
by shakil ahmed
In between heaven and hell.
I am cursing and swearing relentlessly
Over my sad plight.
In my right heaven allures me
With its enchanting comfort and ease
Assuring eternal peace and happiness.
On my left there exists terrible hell
Gaping like ravenous mouth of dragon
Flaring and glaring fire wavering
With its searing flame
To scortch my body and soul as amber.
Myriads of venomous serpent hissing, and
Raising fangs to pour their poison
Into my slender and stringent body.
I sob like an orphan with regret and remorse
Recollecting my nostalgic days
For doing nothing worthwhile.
My heart hovers aloft like fluttering bird
Tearing away all bonds of love
Wavering between right and left
Garnering sighs of forgotten past
From the annals of forsaken history.
Slowly the gloom of centuries
Surrounds me with its variegated walls
And I grope in congealed darkness
Hooting at my malignant fate.
I feel like floating as nascent lotus
In the waves of perilous ocean.
World will find my dribbling tears
Merged with briny water.