I Am Born

I Am Born

A Poem by ShameemAkhtar

Out of tears I am born
A drop,
drowned amidst others

The ripples carry me through,
carry me across
Drops burbling around

I am born
And I am drowned
And I fuse

I embrace silence
My heart kisses death
And more tears come

I am born
And I die.
Tears of my own making

It’s only to die
That I am born

Out of tears

Tears that flow
In my veins.

Blood drops down my cheeks
My eyes wallow in a pool
A pool where I am buried

In tears I am born
With tears
I am born


To depart


© 2011 ShameemAkhtar

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i love this writing since i can relate to it i love the depth of this poem !(:

Posted 8 Years Ago

Inking a picture of despair. Very well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

So imaginative and flowing. Perfect

Posted 9 Years Ago

So very sad. But well done. Keep on penning.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Deep and true. I love the impact of this poem

Posted 9 Years Ago

Nicely done. I like how you used tears as the metaphor of joining life and death giving them a medium in which to pass.

Posted 9 Years Ago

the first stanza made me remember the phoenix which is borne from its ashes!
i like the kind of psychoanalytical aspect of the poem.

your poem is undoubtedly exquisite...but the most intriguing part of it, for me, is the full stop at the end...if i read in between the lines...the full stop alone englobes the whole of the poem! as i said before-e.x.q.u.i.s.i.t.e!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is so simple, yet it holds so much meaning. I love your diction in this piece, also.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Powerful poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was so nice ...

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 28, 2011
Last Updated on August 28, 2011
Tags: birth, life, philosophy



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