June 5, 2008

My Poems-White Tomb

Posted in Poetry at 12:49 am by faith786

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum,

This poem is dedicated for a very special AP English teacher who will probably NEVER forget this poem. You definitely can’t copy this or alter it any way shape or form. This poem is in it’s final form (ignore dashes, they are to create stanza breaks and spacings because wordpress is weird and moves my spaces):

White Tomb

Why won’t the Wind blow? Carry me to sea.

I will sail beyond the horizon just to meet Thee.

—–I am who I am.

—–I’m Black that is white.

—–I am White that’s black.

—–They’re no hues of grey.

—–There all hues of gray.

Oh glorious piercing Wind, cut

through the water and fill the sails with hope.

Drift me past the end of the world,

And let me glide through the abyss.

Is it not a Sign that I pass through the waters safely?

Then tell me, what is the Truth of the faces I see?

Come Wind, and be right by my side.

Help me pass through the waters and lift me up with the Tide.

Where are the White Guards to open up my eyes,

where is the Book that hold spells to cut my ties?

Where are the Lights that draped the sky over me,

Where is the Calling to go back to the Tree?

—–I need to find You.

—–Going far and wide.

—–Going through the forest,

—–going through the desert.

—–Going through the night,

—–going through the day.

—–All the steps have led me,

—–to the sea shore today.

Now grant me Wind, to push me off to sea.

So I can go where none has gone and finally be set Free.

I personally love this poem; but I don’t think many other people will get it. And no, this is not about Michael Jackson as Shaheen theorized. Anyway, I hope you like it!

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1 Comment »

  1. Tarifa said,

    This poem is amazing! Are there religious references other than Judaism, Christianity and Islam? Because I saw the White Guards (Christianity), I am Who I am (which is both Judaism and Christianity) and I believe passing through the seas is a reference to Islam (correct?). But are there any others? This poem has a fascinating style to it.


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