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Soul Inside

In Poetry on June 27, 2012 at 6:12 am

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By Faisal Ansari for Priscilla  C.

Ms. Green eyes

She recognized my soul inside

Reading my life from thirty four back to five

I sense your beauty-

-She gave me a gift

Daring to hold me

No longer adrift

Not fearing my disconnection

-only sensing a hidden absolution

How did you know?

She said, I know, I know,

You were searching

for soul inside.

I’m not here- I’m only a reflection

You’re so sincere

Now try and be near-



-be near

But I only feared for her

That she may be hurt and lose her way in my tunnel of despair

Torn wide and open she cast it back to the Fire within

Your almost there sweet one

Your almost there

I’m not absolutely sure, I’m here,

Nor there

I’m still running

Surrounded by angels and demons

Her vision was clear

Please don’t fear

Please don’t fear

Salam (peace) be with you

Far and near

I’ll see you under the locust tree

Dressed in white we’ll be

we shall be

She recognized me

I can’t tell how or why

In her eyes

I met my soul inside

Sitting on an abandoned staircase beneath a purple sky

He greeted me as I climbed-

– Do you know me?

I said I don’t know-

I’m your soul inside-

don’t you recognize?

Like a rainbow

Stretching far and wide

Take my hand

It’s time to fly

I love you- I love you

Soul Inside.

copyright © 2012 Faisal Ansari


The Sea

In Poetry on June 27, 2012 at 5:31 am

The Sea By Faisal Ansari

Here I lie In my wooden grave-

The people around me torment my soul- for

the earth did not accept me

and now Hell awaits me

for I was dead already

but this was just to make it official.

(Written in 1992)

copyright © 2012 Faisal Ansari

Blood runs Slow

In Poetry on June 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

Drawing by Karen Dawson

Blood runs Slow- By Faisal Ansari

Dedicated to Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

Blood runs slow

In this life I know

Blood runs slow

I was lookin for Billy the Kid in New Mexico

I was 18,

Daddy said your joining the Marines-

get out the house! your poetry! your guitar!

and take your has been dreams!

-take all your six star strings

I only had a dime

When I was in my prime

Lost and lonely

I went lookin for my only


my only dream

my only dream on the other side of the line

Lookin into her eyes through her front porch screen

When I called her my soul was cryin

Blood runs slow

I took another blow

Blood runs slow

In this life I know

Slow down

One day you’ll know

Blood runs slow

In this life I know

Mr. Johnny Cash

And Mr. Bobby Dylan

I wasn’t the only villain they were killin


Writin poetry under the sun

Black wolves howlin

Never goin back

Hey sweet one

Won’t you love me back ?

34 years old

Daddy had a heart attack

It was too late to prove-

They took his soul and released him

When I was lookin into a dying man’s eyes

With blood in his eyes

With blood in my cries

Blood runs slow

With nothing to show

Empty and hollow

The hurt I couldn’t swallow

The burning blade

Upon his heart he made

Blood runs slow

In the empty songs of the crow

Blood runs slow

Someday we will know

Someday we will be whole

Take it slow take it slow

Blood runs slow

You will reap what you sow

So they say

In this life we know

He took a gun to his head

Blood runs slow

If you pull the trigger

Your dead

Take is slow

Get to know

Sooth your soul

Blood runs slow

In this life I know

Blood runs slow

Blood runs slow.

copyright © 2012 Faisal Ansari