Without you


 

Without you

  

A wingless dove… struggling to survive

A dry flower… Fighting for its life

A soulless body… I linger

Without you by my side

 

A drained heart

Like Moses’ mother’s

Gazing at the basket

As her baby drifted away

Exhausted by yearning

Forever waiting

 

Hopelessly

Searching for your voice

In your old files and papers

 

Looking for your heartbeat

Between the pages of your diary

 

Running after your footsteps

Amid garden grass and sand grains

 

 Seeing your face in all the faces

In all pictures and in all magazine covers

 

In vain

Craving for your hug

Chasing your breath

Clinging to your shadow

Following your smile

Finding nothing

But the echo of despair

 

Without you by my side

I am barely a human mirage

 

12-2-2006

 

© Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat  -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved

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