‘The Paradox of Life’ by Amao Faridah

‘The Paradox of Life’ by Amao Faridah

I see them,
I see them all around
Some of them crawling
Some walking
Some running
Some falling at the last minute
“Wait for me”, they say
We just need a little hoist
I’m sorry, I can’t stop
I’m already going too fast
Forgive me.

“Forgive you?” they snort
With all your power and stamina
You overtake us, the weak ones
And leave us on the ground
Lifeless, like fallen palm fronds
Trampled on by the “mighty elephants”
The violent sun shining his light
Turning our once vibrant colours to ash
Before the last hour comes upon us
And the unwelcome guest comes-a-visiting

Forgiveness is merely but a facade
A deceitful mask of recovery
Can the shards of a broken vase be recovered?
Can sweat, tears and broken bones ever be replaced?

  • Shuaib Bariat
    Posted at 15:46h, 18 November Reply

    Beautiful piece

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