Oh I wish


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Oh I wish

 

Sweetheart

How painful for me

Watching your tear

Saying good-bye to mine

 

Wouldn’t I wish

To have been your fingernail

So not even death could split us apart

Eternally attached to you

 

Wouldn’t I wish

To have been an eyelash shielding your eyes

So as they are closed

You’d be the last thing I see

 

Wouldn’t I wish

To have been a thread in your keffen*

So I would’ve had the perfect excuse

To be buried with you

 

Wouldn’t I wish

To have been a tiny cell in your heart

So I wouldn’t have to live one moment there after

Or face the world alone… without you

 

Sweetheart

How painful for you

Watching my tear

Saying good-bye to yours

 

 

02-11-2006

 

 

  

Keffen: a white piece of material that a dead person is shrouded with in the Muslim culture

© Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved 

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