Saturday, July 30, 2011

By far the hardest questions are the ones where you have to decide

The choice of one among many
The choice of best among beauty
But all gems own their own splendor
How do you compare excellence with excellence
Unique with special?
And amazing with wonderful?
The distinction of wanting and thoughts perhaps?
Or reciprocate what the inquirer wants

By far the hardest questions are the ones where you have to decide

Friday, July 29, 2011

I battle currents of wind and sea
Steer over defiant waves
But when the war wounds and kills me
A ship wreck is all it takes

Maria Yousuf

A crevice in my soul
A peek you take
But then I close it
And say it was all fake

Trickery and lies
My oldest games

Maria Yousuf
If I get imprisoned by silence, I'll never find a way out
My heart'll be sealed and my lips be locked
Lies or truth, feelings or thoughts
You wont ever find me in rain or drought

Maria Yousuf

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Words live longer than voices
Count your word not your volume

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Despite the broken links I still enjoin
It is not you who I expect from, its HIM
You chose to not give me smiles but I know HE will

Maria Yousuf

Silence has become my language
But I still communicate
Look for what I don't say
And you will hear me speak

Maria Yousuf
Who sings of my melancholy?
My lamenting woes and tears
Who wrung them into despair?
Your lies, stabs and fears

Maria Yousuf

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I am stained with my mistakes
With nowhere to hide and no escape
I yearn for time to rewind
And make me a spotless soul

Maria Yousuf

Sunday, July 17, 2011

We are like the shore and sea
Running parallel but never one
Knowing that, yet not accepting defeat

For miles we run side by side
Distinguished by dichotomy
The grain and drop, the wet and dry

We share moments in time over and over again
The sunsets and dawn sky
The silence and seasons’ lives

Our love
A compromise, a challenge
A force to be reckoned and strength to be envied

Maria Yousuf

I reside in an asylum of passion of your gravity

Saturday, July 9, 2011

You may not know when it disappeared but you will realize the change
Change is what I had feared and now nothing is the same
May it be for what you did or didn't do, nothing can help now
I'm hollow of the sentiments I once had, the thoughts I thought about

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A veil that covers my sentiments
A fake that wears my crown
Lies and unspoken words

A mirror that reciprocates my smile
Upside down into a frown
Unembraceable happiness
Before letting the ship sail
You hesitate to let the strong ropes slip
You will be standing at the dock after all
Watching it leave

Friday, July 1, 2011

Slaughtered hopes, gagged laughs
Stabbed happiness, silenced vows
Flying dead with Crimson wings

Maria Yousuf
After all the seasons pass
And the ripples settle
I'll stand my trunk in the midst of the pasture

Haiku By Maria Yousuf