DRINKING BLACK

DRINKING BLACK

 

 If you take a drink, I’m sweet to taste

If you decide to swallow, I’m juicer in haste

I’ll infuse you with much satisfaction

suppressing your quench with many distractions

 

I come in many disguises, the populate cant see

I immerge in beauty, within I reek miserably

I read the human mind, so simply, I decree

They never fail me, in summing up their destiny

 

Excitingly, I appear as a lamb, gentle and meek

To them whom don’t discern, a wolf to my prey, I seek

I offer many delights, many a rewards

And mockingly laugh at such foolish accord

 

How daring I am to the unsuspected

How audacious I roam, undetected

Swiftly stinging to mute the light

Sardonically comforting those left in fright

 

Despicable hearts I long to snare

As they cup on my darkness, my vile lair

Honey they taste, yet once inside, I turn sour

Too late for those whom finally realise their hour

 

But alas, Im black, don’t expose me to White

On the contrary, keep them captured, hidden from the light

I do beg you, hear my pleading sound

I long to keep them earthly bound

 

Suddenly, with divine power, I forged to conceal

White came thundering to their earthly appeal

I petitioned my many to keep them deceived

However, Whites supreme light was not what I perceived

 

Help me, help me, I’m spiraling down

They’re drinking from White, consuming its crown

Intoxicated by light, liberates them from blacks power

Now I whimper around, now destined for my last hour

 

 

Salwa M. Wills © 2011

 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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