My poems

featured in the poetry forum July 18, 2016  :: 0 comments

They are not mere words
They are the blood that oozes
from a broken heart
The debilitating pain
That pierces deep
And spills on paper.
Blurred words?
Perhaps a teardrop
Tired of being imprisoned
In sleepless eyes.

editors note:

An insomniac’s expression to wake us all. (We welcome Shirin to our crazy confab of Contributing Poets with this submission. Read more of his madness on his new page – check it out.) – mh clay

Haikus 1 & 2

featured in the poetry forum April 28, 2016  :: 0 comments

Haiku #1

Thunderous clouds
Flashes of lightning
God taking selfies

Haiku #2

Leaves gossiping
Breeze spreading rumours
Storm in a tea cup

editors note:

Then post both to social media (thumbs up, smiley face). – mh clay


featured in the poetry forum February 4, 2016  :: 0 comments

Lips tightly sealed
avoiding eye contact
They sit
in stone cold silence while
tumultuous emotions rage
hurricane like
around them.
Hurt, anger, disbelief make
a Molotov cocktail
just waiting to explode.
Perspiring profusely he stares
at his feet as if
the answer
to her unasked question
lies there.
She shivers
at his frigid indifference
and wonders
how easily
he let a passing fancy rip
into fragments
the fabric of
intimate companionship
woven lovingly for over
two decades.

editors note:

Look before you leap or you’ll be staring at your feet. – mh clay