Your mien is painted deep in my chest,
I keep nourishing it like a faithful priest.

My lips always whisper only your name,
my eyes are beholding your only sublime.

My heart is bounded only to your love,
my feeling is fortified by the one above.

My hands are raised only to protect you,
my arms are opened only to placate you.

Your heart is my temple let me worship,
your eyes are my vision, I can’t forsake.

Your chest is my pacifying mansion,
in it I feel alive and smile with passion.

Your delicate voice is my best melody,
hearing it gives me peace of mentality.

Being with you is my most divine dream,
walking with you gives my life a meaning.

Everyone else has written to impress you,
but I wholeheartedly write to express you!

If I ever had the chance to impress you
I would give you my seasonless love
and warmly embrace you!
By: Abdul Samad Haidari

About samad1986

Abdul Samad Haidari is a poet, writer, teacher and a former freelance journalist, currently residing in Indonesia as a stateless refugee. He is the author of The Red Ribbon He fled his home country at the age of seven and grew up wandering in Pakistan and Iran as a child refugee, and was separated from his family for the majority of his childhood. For two years, at the age of eight and nine, he was forced into child labour in the construction industry in Iran. In contrast, Pakistan offered refugees like him the opportunity to study and work. This education and work experience culminated in Abdul teaching computer studies and English language courses at the Intel Computer Center and Pak Oxford Professionals. After the collapse of the Taliban government, Abdul returned to Afghanistan thinking that the security situation had improved, and that he could take part in the reconstruction of his war-torn country. With this in mind, Abdul served as a freelance journalist and humanitarian aid-worker in areas of the country that remained dangerous to civilians because of the influence of terrorist groups. Abdul served with the Norwegian refugee council (NRC), ActionAid Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan group of newspapers, and The Daily Afghanistan Express. As a freelance journalist, Abdul wrote articles and editorials about on-the-ground realities, which were then circulated widely. These had a particular focus on women and children’s rights, corruption, transparency and accountability in government, warlords and terrorist groups’ actions and the systematic persecution of minority groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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