O dreams...you give wings
to our lives.
You encourage slaves, born
in the cradle of misery
and fastened in a pillory, to aspire
freedom from their masters.
Your fire emboldens a nation
to rise against the tyranny.
O dreams...you sweeten the pain
of a pauper
with the dreams of possessing the riches.
Your saccharine consolations
help a prisoner to fight
the pangs of loneliness.
O dreams...seeds buried under the blanket
of snow, in your warm company,
sprout during the spring.
You squeeze out the sap
from our hearts, from our minds.
You inspire us to know the secrets
hidden in the heavens.
O dreams...in your pleasing company, we navigate
around the boulders
of daily difficulties, we carry
the earthly, and the celestial dreams, in our hearts.
They ask me what do you advice-
Listen: hold fast to your dreams,
for they manure the roots of hope,
for they illuminate the precincts
of our hearts, for they sustain us
between the alp of life
and the precipice of death.
1. These poems have been previously published in various literary journals, magazines, books and anthologies around the globe including the UK, the USA, India, Ireland and Canada.
2. Here I will post some of my previously published poems.
List of Poems