Author Archives: saharsalman

About saharsalman

Aspiring poet. Spectator of life. Words of Whim.

Please Forgive Me

“Please forgive me” I think, As I trace the wrinkles, On your bearded cheek, Please forgive me for when I was two, And screamed and cried, Robbing you of sleep, And for when I was five, And rammed my bicycle … Continue reading

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Tick Tock

He told her to wait for him, And she tried Desperately To hold onto barely there wisps, Of a relationship, Formed when they were nineteen   But when days turned to weeks, And weeks into months, She grew hard and … Continue reading

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Mama, Am I a Woman Yet?

My mother told me, Only big girls wear lipstick,   Five years old, And her red one, Is smeared all over my mouth, Mama, am I a woman yet?   My sister told me, I would change,   Eleven years … Continue reading

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I’m Okay

“Nothing is wrong” she says assuredly, Turning her eyes away so you can’t see red rims,   “Everything’s fine” she laughs playfully, Moving her face to the side as her smile dims.   “I’m not hiding anything” she protests earnestly, … Continue reading

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The Monster Inside Me

I put the eggs on his plate, He pours milk in my coffee, I smile at him, And he smiles back at me, But he doesn’t know, And he doesn’t see, The monster that’s there, Inside of me He calls … Continue reading

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Black and Blue

Whenever they’ve asked me, I’ve always said, My favorite colors Are black and blue. My badge of honor, My mark of shame, My last memories Of you The color of the sky, And freedom unbound, And the color of, Jail … Continue reading

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I Looked for You

I looked for You, In the quiet watches of the dark, In the silence of the night,     I looked for You, In the brilliant glow of dawn, In the morning sunlight     I looked for You, In … Continue reading

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From Up Above

Years and years, Of missing you Of an empty seat, In the room,     Tales they still tell me, Of you and your greatness, Of how for them, You hung the moon.     They called you perfect, With … Continue reading

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Yet Another Day

The words pop up, Out of songs, The books I read   And I remember.   It would have been years, Years of beauty Of Joy   Come this November.   I’ll hear your voice in the crowd, As I … Continue reading

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She Says It’s Okay

She says its okay In the silence of our room, In the dark of the night, Where I can’t see her face, Or her eyes, And I don’t want to see them either She says its okay In her soft, … Continue reading

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