Poems by Leonard Dabydeen

Poems by Leonard Dabydeen
 
 
TAKE ME UNDER THY SHELTER RAM
 
In bolstered quandary
riding upon uncertainties
men jostle and hustle
each other in the streets
they thrust upon frailties
misunderstood by some few
fetched as coinage like gold
by many who cry
as they wield sticks and stones
to break bones
doubt is a curse with cannon boom
no one seems to care
of the explosion
child molesters pray like leeches
women plagued by rapists
men hallucinating in fog of hate
and under canopy of blazing sun
a storm rises
where the wind cannot read
and huddled together
in a wailing, weeping heap of sanctity
a whisperer is heard speaking with heart
take me under thy shelter, Ram.
mujhe apnee sharan mein le lo ram
 
 
MY SHADOW (5+7+5 haiku)
 
My shadow, my guide
dances to light from my lamp
when the night is dark.
 
 
 
SEASON OF JOY(invert Fib poem)
 
When
the
shepherds
herd their flock
in the moon-light night
they sing of Christ born Christmas Day.
They join in chorus with angels
walking among stars
joyful of
heaven’s
new
born.
That
man
shall live
forever
in peace and comfort
being good neighbours to each other.

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