Poems by Sihem Cherif

 
Poems by Sihem Cherif
 
 
The gleam of hope never dies
 
The gleam of hope never dies
I urgently need its shimmering light.
Like a Chico looking for his wandering mom
like a hungry mouth denouncing its glum
like a faint lantern on a wintery night
struggling with its flickering glow.
I am dangling in a pit Hope is my rope.
Only to God with my prayers, I bow
Every gleam of hope is a cane upon which lean my shaky knee. Shall we overcome the disease,
and rejoice once more with thee
Every gleam of hope is sent from God,
to demolish the edge of despair.
Never blame a dejected sister caring for her brother’s welfare.
I am but your slave dear brother
Ready to pluck your thorns
And climb the hill
Never care about the smoothness of those fingers,
That wedded the quill.
Every gleam of hope is a lost smile
I want you to cuddle
one day pain would wither
You and me, the sun and the star
The furrows of our native sea
we cherish and fiddle
 
 
The peddler in me
 
I was peddling
what shall I sell?
what shall you buy from me?
Thumb the reefs in my heart and tell ,
The story of my frigate lost in the sea
Neither could I sail ,
Nor could the waves see
The wading fish
what shall you buy from me?
The epic of the destitute shepherd
Wrapped his suffering
And resorted into a monastery
what shall you buy from me?
The spices of life,
In my pot chased custody
The wanderer who leaned upon his quill
Dreaming of a castle upon a kingdom of glee
what shall you buy from me?
what shall get from thee?
A pinch of deliverance
To restore faith in
He, who never shut his eyes
And who can in the twinkling of an eye
promise some joyful days.
 
 

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