Mobile Thoughts: Trains, Trams and Buses

To while away the time,

While mobile, these rainbows of thoughts suddenly appear.

 

Fallen Sultanates,

Dethroned potentates, land grabbed–

What realm shall it spring?

o-o-o-o-o-o-o

The desert beckons

My heart calls it her home, but–

My eyes saw it not.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Camels cross my eyes

My Prophet rode them before

If only tis real!

 o-o-o-o-o-o

 Oh Muhammad, Prophet,

What poetry you are gifted

For humanity.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Thousand pretty lights

Enemy  camps by  the sea

Dangerous beauty.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Dark nights hide my woes,

Tears for my fellow Lakers.

I dream of sunshine.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

The Lake breathes fast

Gasps, then dries. Memories fade

Of nobles long gone.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

 If it be noble,

Then deeds should follow wise words

Or, be a vain weed.

  o-o-o-o-o-o

Fate and destiny,

Speak thou my fortune, my life

Let fly the floodgates.

o-o-o-o-o-o

Sakura blooms now

In Tokyo far from my sight

Ah, my eyes lament.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Life flies by so fast

Events sprout by the second,

Timeless time beats time.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Traffic flashes green

Beaten paths, beaten workers

Meld into one soul.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

 Wide tracks; slim chances

Open space; narrow flats

Natives; immigrants

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Looking, not seeing

In this world, but out of it.

The phantom in me.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Oh Train, take me far

Where Sakura lives on end,

Full moons are often.

 o-o-o-o-o-o

Neon-vested men

Roam the tracks, search eyes and minds

But we are no Cains.

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About darangenwomentoday

PhD student University of Melbourne, Australia (Culture and Communication); MA-Media Studies (New School University, New York City); Director, Press and Information Office (Mindanao State University); Former Vice-Head, National Commission on Culture and the Arts Committee on Cultural Information and Special Events; Former member, National Commission on Culture and the Arts Committee on Monuments and Sites; and Former Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension (Mindanao State University).
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