SEIZING ILLUSION (Free Styled) / Poem by Mandour Saleh Hikel

Poem by Mandour Saleh Hikel

 

SEIZING ILLUSION
(Free Styled)

It was my choice to go sailing
In deserted oceans and seas
Lonely…
In a shabby boat…
Searching for my drowning self
So I burnt away the absurdity of poetry,
Wisdom and philosophy…
As an Incense to the truth.
I was looking for a slumber
For my faraway memories
And dreams of my innocent childhood
Those, that take me far, far away
To the silence of the noisy waves
Where I started to listen
To the Echo of silence
Reeling
Between despair and hope
Wrapped since the first dawn,
In the legacy of fear
That fear…
The other side of the truth
Fear to think
Or to speak
Fear to rejoice
Or that to suffer
Even the fear
Of showing our fear
So we hide it carefully…
And away
In these deserted seas
Where my choice
Was to go sailing
Lonely, in a boat
Searching…
For my drowning self
Hidden in my fear
Looking for…
THE TRUTH.

صائد الوهم.

كان اختيارى ان ابحر
فى بحارمجهولة
وحيدا…
فى مركب البحث
عن ذاتى ا لغريقة
فاحرقت تهاويم الشعر
والحكمة والفلسفة…
بخورا للحقيقة.
ابحث عن شاطئ ذكرياتى
واحلام طفولتى …
تلك التى تأخذنى…
بعيدا بعيدا
لضجيج امواج الصمت
فاخذت انصت…
و انصت…
لصدى صمت
يتردد…
بين يأس ورجاء
ملتحفا…
منذ بدءالخليقة
بميراث الخوف
الخوف…
الوجه الاخر للحقيقة
الخوف ان نفكر
او ان نتكلم
الخوف…
ان نفرح
او ان نتألم
الخوف حتى ان
نعلن عن خوفنا
فنخفيه بعيدا بعيدا
فى تلك البحارالمجهولة
حيث اخترت ان ابحر
وحيدا…
فى مركب البحث عن
ذاتى ا لغريقة
اختبئ فى خوفى…
بحثا عن الحقيقة
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