Insomniac

a poem by Obaidur Rahman, Bangladesh

The depth of your shadow, gently greets my soul
My shattered self once again, splits into whole
The scope of opportunity still gambles with the chance
But I live a lifetime at the glimpse of your loving glance.

The phantom of me, confronts my nemesis
I am in battle with myself, reasoning my genesis
Owned by fear, life is still Truth or Dare…..
Or maybe I am just too tired, too lost to care.

My battered youth, consoles my browsed lust
Times are a wasting, so am I and it all sounds so just
Any day now, as the sadness drags me down way into the deep
But at least for once , I need your touch to help me fall asleep.

(C) Obaidur Rahman. Published in the poet’s debut book of English poetry titled “The Mystic Inferno” in 2012.

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