Monday, October 24, 2011

Give In

Most things are better left unsaid.
You feel your heart clench and hold in the scream that threatens to escape.
Ache spreads within but silence has you chained
Not allowed to say what you feel.
From the beginning to the end
You accept that hurt and make it your destiny, your fate.
You don't try because conscience has cuffed you
You don't try because the right decisions have seized you
You Don't Try, You Give In

Maria Yousuf

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Composed of You

You live in my every beat 
I may forget you in your silence
But when you reappear
Your presence reminds me 
That my heart is wholly composed by you
Every inch of my heart testifies
That you've come back
I am composed of you

Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lets sink our feet in the grains of sand
Feel the warmth course through
Lets let the tides lap at our feet
Be alone with silence me and you

Maria Yousuf

Friday, October 7, 2011

An impending danger lurks and I follow into it sane
Just to be lost and not found again

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lost in the maze of my identity
The maze that defines me
Following the print on my fingers
Incognizant to their presence

Maria Yousuf

It drips from the bristles onto the smooth surface
Sweet and bold
As it journeys further
It fades to weak

Maria Yousuf

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I wouldn't want tears over my corpse
Wouldn't want wails biding me goodbye
I wouldn't want sorrow shadowing my coffin
Or thoughts of a sad demise

I'd want smiles on the faces of my fare wells
Would want joy to shelter my memory
I'd want gratitude for my final journey
And prayers of forgiveness as my canopy

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Make me not a memory or a dream
I was born to be buried
Am living to die
And breathing to be tested
Eventually, I'll fade away

Maria Yousuf

A pang of hurt
Breaks and spreads
Invites unidentifiable silence and tears

Maria Yousuf
My sentiments are easily bruised
Sometimes I know, often I don't
My throbbing silence testifies something is wrong

Maria Yousuf
Hurt courses through my veins
Stings my being
A splinter in my smile
Until it finds an exit through my tears

Maria Yousuf