Painting You


I will be painting you below

the curious moon next to

a pallet of mixed emotions

with a brush full of feeling

The truth is I am a sad tear

and not a colour of rainbow

in your eyes all the colours

dance all over your canvas

I see the smile of yours truly

similar and the arrival of the

summer sunrise and feel the

thirst of your lips from the rain

Make me your model for a second

catch me with your will for an hour

my soul and eyes must be awake

to feel your touch like an angel kiss

And I will colour your moisture

lips with a rare leaf from autumn

with your hair, I will draw the running

horses around your scent forever


Death of a Poet

Tonight is calm but windy

It feels like someone is around

To murder the drunk man in the bar

Or maybe it will be the death of a poet

Perhaps, that means I will die

Death will strip my spirit bare

To see my family and watch their tears

As I observe if my friends are the loyal ones

Unfortunately trust is lost to me

As I have deep sorrows inside my life

My eyes weep with tears flying as

Autumn leaves to the front door of my neighbour

Painful grieves draw my darkness below

The moonlight and colour me with colours

It will be the way to lift me up and be strong

As a flower dancing from the sensual drops of rain

I would love to envision my own funeral

Since there is wrong or right to observe the

Faces will be dark as a raining cloud or the other

Ones that smile as the rainbow is seen from my coffin

Ahmad Al-Khatat, was born in Baghdad, Iraq on May 8th. He has been published in several press publications and anthologies all over the world and has poems translated in several languages. He has published two poetry books “The Bleeding Heart Poet” and “Love On The War’s Frontline” which are available on Amazon. Most of his new and old poems are also available on his official page Bleeding Heart Poet on Facebook.

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