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Pockets On The Shroud

The world shakes, then redemption comes
Stand still and it will bless you too
Just don't turn your back to the one
Who's kneeling there in front of you

They might have been condemned and left
By justice brought in palms of men
But scales of truth are bigger heft
Than human sages understand

Sadness has marked my childhood days
And slowly became my best friend
I quickly recognize its face
When now and again we shake hands

Its fist remains as ever firm
One hit destroys a stony hill
My faith in hope just twists and turns
While touch of sorrow gives me chill

Helpless like lonely newborn child
With lips those cannot call, nor speak
Like fish in claws of eagle wild -
- Flee into void or taste the beak?

And time measures our every breath,
Counts steps on path to judgement day
When staring into face of death
We'll be asked our sins to repay

Each soul carries its share of guilt
For surely there's been too much blood
Tears cannot wash away the filth
Mingled with dust they'll just bear mud

Before rain used to crush the poor
With cruel pleasure of cold steel
Whose task was it to find a cure
For pain that was far beyond real?

For armless boy under the wall
Sheltered only by father's love;
Prayers nor fingers can catch all
Of bullets pouring from above

The wheel of fortune spins, we lose...
We look for foes in every crowd
But although life sells out all hues
There are no pockets on the shroud
:heart: A H M A D translated for me the poem "The Sins Of Death" by Tamem Albargothi... and this is my impression of it :iconbeautifulheartplz:

kindly featured by :frail: :iconteaphotography: :frail: in her journal :bulletpink: [link] :bulletpink:

and by :) :iconladylincoln: :) in her article :bulletpink: [link] :bulletpink:
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thank you very much :woohoo:
Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think soon you will be talking Arabic :giggle: I'm happy you are finding more inspiration and writing more beautiful poems.
Absolutely gorgeous my friend. I love the rhyme :la:
TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank you :iconpink-splz::iconpink-aplz::iconpink-iplz::iconpink-dplz::iconpink-aplz: with Arabic it might take a while but I'm on my way :sprint:
vikingjon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:love: Great work, my friend.
TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you J O N :iconladanceplz:
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! :iconcuteheartplz:
Michaelestra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Beautiful and deep. I love the third stanza :)
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