All About You

by Tirzah Shams

My feelings for you
Will never come out
They will remain hidden
No one will find out

It will stay in the deepest
Corner of my heart
Like a hidden symbol
Within a piece of art

My love for you will
Forever remain forbidden
And as long as I live
It’ll remain hidden

The shine in your eyes
That only I can see
The care on your face
When you look at me

The plucker of your lips
When you are confused
The smirk on their edges
When you are amused

The gentleness of your hands
When they touch my skin
No sign of the wars
Through which they have been

Do love me?
I would like to unfold
The answer of one question
You never told

Forever Hidden

by Tirzah Shams

Those cloaked figures clouded my past
Time is going away too fast

I need you to show me the moonlight
Entangled in the darkest night

You taught me to be so strong
What we are is forever wrong

The blood in my veins is yours forever
I’ll always be free when we are together

And till I dream, I dream of you
I love you so much I never knew

But our love is too forbidden
It will remain forever hidden

The Perplexing Dream

Chained in Dreams

My eyes fluttered open to see I’m stranded on a hill, chained to a tree, its branches digging into my back. Graves all around, of wood and metal and marble. I could feel the chain, cutting through my hands, my body ached with a pain unknown to me. I was soaked in blood, mine or someone else’s I didn’t know. Where was everyone, my parents, my brother?

Something, at the back of my mind tells me that they are all dead and the world I once believed in destroyed. I struggled a little and the chains fell down. I dragged myself into a cave, wanting shelter more than anything. Inside, I screamed and shouted, but nothing came out of my mouth.

I saw a stream, flowing with blood, a heavy fog everywhere. The deafening silence killing me. It took all the energy I had, but I got up. I went outside the cave to see what was happening, but nothing was right. A moment ago there were graves, now bodies piled up on each other. All the silence was now gone, mocking jays around me. They were whistling a tune that hurt my ears and blood tickled down my spine.

Then I woke up with tears in my eyes and my palms sweaty. Everything is back to normal. It was just a dream, I thought. Or was it?