AIR – A Poem

Date posted: October 22, 2009


within you if you care
beneath you if you dare
around you but so rare

of being a kite soaring high
of being a raft floating by
of being an eagle in the sky

You are
a windmill where I blow
in my energy you shall glow
breathe me; die or grow

Feel me 
pushing underneath your wings
giving you speed and strength
flying you in fantasies and beyond

sweeping you off your feet
gliding on water to a rhyming beat
dancing where two hearts used to meet

I vow to wrap you up in dust
to sweep you off the crust
in a hurricane of rage and rust

I shall become the cloud raining on your parade
the storm rocking your lonesome boat 
the wind blowing through a hole in your chest

crashing your waves on the seashore
burying your bones under the ground
pushing your down where you belong

a soft breeze through your hair
a tender whisper in your ear
a whimper of desire and fear

your lungs collapse in the absence of air
your face turns blue with despair
call my name if you dare
Baby … pray for air

You cannot hurt me
Pass through me
See through me

I am invincible
I am invisible
I am indispensible

Air is my name
Fair is my game
Shame oh shame!

Marwa Rakha

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