Saturday, September 26, 2015

TIJJANI M. M.'S QUOTE No. 28

Image result for poets non-conformityMost poets are outlaws in society by being non-conforming with conventions in their thinking. - Tijjani Muhamad Musa

PLEASE ALLOW US MOURN THE DEAD (Poem)

Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo. …by Poetic Tee “Here, take a sip”

A fortnight witnessed the same
A crane in chaos created a banger

I refused to join in the blame game
Or throw at anybody a mean stinger

Seek ye now scapegoats to fit a frame?
Saudi authorities chose to point fingers

Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.African pilgrims, they’ve chosen to blame
Though contrary voices shout other singers

Wrong decision taken by, what’s his name?
Mohammad bin Salman, who’s not a stranger

Prince Al Saud’s blockade ushered in the shame
Instructions, schedules shredded with a dagger

So the complaint against blackness and a dame
Blocking a river, flowing inch by inch, not longer

All they seek is Lord’s Pleasure, not some fame
Who knows not avalanche is filled with danger
Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.
Now it creeps out, an excuse so weak, so lame
After damages unfold by the minutes, bigger

Remember though, a date with destiny came
717 souls lost, 850 injured makes count larger

N31+ million for each life death prey to claim
As bold Sharia compensates even a beggar

Tijjani Muhammad Musa's photo.Hajj mabroor for each victim’s the sole aim
Sad our Al-Miskin and Bilkisu live no longer

Who can fill such vacuums, our pains tame?
Instead you apportion faults to our bagger

Let’s amend the loopholes, quench the flame
O Allah, for every martyr, make us stronger.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

THE PRESENCE IN THE ABSENCE (Poem)



Image result for mind stands akimbo…by Poetic Tee “Here, take a sip”

The scene was dark, silent, still
Except for the soft hum above
Pouring from grinding swings
As my mind stands in akimbo
Fearless, looking around for it.
 
Image result for eerie in darkness 
Lurking, swallowed in its dread
Its presence pervades its absence
Eerie hides, embraced in blackness
'bout to pounce a pounding heart
I'm ready for it, though I see it not.

Image result for ghost and the darkness 
It manifests then disappears
Stalking its prey with precision
A clear case of ghost and darkness
I am I, steadfast, its bait. It? It is both.
But impatience gives not, but regrets.


Finally, it strikes with fangs ablaze
I? I become one with air it breaths
Image result for baring fangs ablazeFrom prey to preyed, prayed it not
Penetrate its temple, simple, ample
Each cell yeilds to its rest in stillness.


©2015 Tijjani M. M.
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POETS VERSING #FoundPoetry



As found by Poetic Tee “Here, Take a sip”

 

Yantagwaye’s Verse:

We are poets
But in your presence
masterly Bard;
whose poetry stings like bee,
we are just footless caravans
struggling to draw water
out of an old desert well.

Poetic Tee’s Verse:

No, you are no such.
You are each, but
stars from afar, suns up close
enough in warmth
more in brilliance
to support a billion earths
with your wisdom.

Be you you, eternal poets.

©2015 Tijjani M. M./Yantagwaye A. A.
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UNITED NATIONS WORLD PEACE DAY 2015 - TIJJANI MUHAMMAD MUSA BAGS MERITRIOUS AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICES.

Report by Kambideen Ahmed