Saturday, August 25, 2007

Some steam

I’ve written I post few days ago and I was about to put it on my blog but I decided not to since it contained “SCENES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE AND GORE” and I’ve decided to replace it with this peace…


Iraqi I am and this is my life
You live by the rules you die by a knife
Once I walked with head held high
Now in the shadows I crawl and lie
Cheap as a dogs my life does worth
Wherever I go east, west, south or north
But you know what? I no more care
When facing death in his eyes I stare
Watching people die, more numb I grow
Not knowing when I’m next in the death row
Every day death I do cheat
Some times I think death is a bitter sweet
I live in Iraq yet I don’t feel like home
Between a shootout and an exploding bomb
Once they said “keep head high for an Iraqi you are”
But now I hold it down to hide my scar…
Now I hold it down to hide my scar.

P.S. I’m not a poet so don’t bother looking for poetic faults.

42 comments:

David said...

Kyubai, your poem speaks very clearly to me of the desperation and sense of loss that many Iraqi people must be feeling.

I just had a crazy idea. What if a group of Iraqi poets could get together and write and post poems all over Baghdad. It could be like a gorilla attack of poetry. The mission would be to instill hope and combat dispair. Maybe you could post some anonymous poems around your neighborhood. People would talk among themselves and wonder who is the anonymous poetic bandit. :)

I hope you will not give up Kyubai! The world needs good people like you in it. Stay safe my friend.

Melantrys said...

*hugs you*

Kitten said...

"hugs him too..."

Kyubai said...

David: thank u for your kind feelings… well as I’ve mentioned I’m not a poet so it is up to the real poets to inflame the feelings of the masses and the piece I’ve written was based on how I feel rather than on how poetry is written.
About your idea of a bandit poet I just want to remind u that I still live in Baghdad so applying this idea is kinda suicidal since as people see me hanging pieces of papers (and they will since the option of going out at night is not available) they r not all educated or even have a brain but your idea is very applicable in college but unfortunately I’ve detached myself from college for the time being.

Melantrys & Kitten: *Hugs u right back*

Melantrys said...

Hmmm, somehow I can't quite see you hugging us ladies.... :P ;)

David said...

I am sure you are right Kyubai about the dangers of trying to be a bandit poet. I guess that I tend to think more in idealistic rather than realistic terms sometimes. Maybe Baghdad needs a ninja poet who can move through the night nearly invisibly leaving his Haikus where many people will see them. :) If only super heros really existed!

I hope that you can somehow continue with your college studies.

The Red Serpent said...

Hey man wasup.... miss ya and I'm tryin 2 call ya but ur Atheer no is always "turned off or out of coverage" do ya have another cell# that I can call ya on.....

Kyubai said...

Mel: an Intersting concept indeed...;D

David: A ninja poet...hmm
I quite agree with u about the super heros but they do not exist and we have to deal with it.

Serpent: miss u too. check your offlines I've sent u my backup cell#.

13 (not from home) said...

ninja!

sincere, truthful. i'd hug you but then again.. ;)

sorry for the absence from here, bro. been a long while since i visited any blogs.

forgot to tell, i got the conditions we talked about last time, will send you via email today. sorry for the delay.

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