Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spell


I will whisper words for you soft in the night
 

I will weave a tapestry of every color known to man
 

I will lure in dreams to fill the cages of your tormented mind
 

I will summon the stars to light your way
 

I will reel in the moon to set beneath your feet
 

I will rend the heavens and give you wings
 

My spells for you will never be broken




© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Video Recitation: ALL I CAN THINK OF

Coming at you bright and early today! I hope everybody's feeling good before/on Valentine's. ^-^

I suppose it's a bit fitting I update on of my sweeter themed works on a day such as this. Just in time for the celebrations, eh?

I guess you can just call me a cheese ball, lolz.

But I enjoyed writing this piece when it came out. It put a smile on my face and a bit of a flutter in my heart, so I hope it does the same for each and every single one of you.

Lots of love to go around! <3



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And Happy (Early) Valentine's~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Video Recitation: BEYOND RECOLLECTION

Good day, folks. Back again with another video I hope you all enjoy.

This piece matches the title to a tee. I suppose it was written on grounds of thinking one of the most saddening things in the world is to forget about the one you love so dearly and know you've forgotten something, but be still unable to remember a thing.

I imagine it could drive a person mad knowing instinctively they've lost something, but being unable to ever grasp the memory of that thing.

What are we if not the sum total of our past memories and experiences?

This was an attempt to scratch the surface of such feelings in the simplest of ways.

Have I succeeded?


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Thank you so much for your time.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Video Recitation: MY NIGHTMARE

Here we are again, on the morning side. Feeling refreshed and ready after a great weekend. My goodness, the world is big...especially right around the corners.

This piece basically speaks for itself I suppose. To jump into it, it has a lot to do with ties which need to be permanently severed.

I hope you all enjoy this piece.

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Much more to come, so just stay tuned.


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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Video Recitation: INTO THE FLAME

Final upload of the night, first upload of the morning. I hope you all enjoy.

 *insert HUGE yawn*

I'm so tired right now, but here goes me with a synopsis.

This piece was written way back when on the theme of forbidden fruit or something like it. More like wanting something you can't have because it's dangerous. Too dangerous.

I think at some point we've probably all delved into the forbidden. Some more deeply than others...but we've at least thought about it, right?

So there you go. Here is what I came up with riding that particular train of thought.


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And goodnight! Or good day as the case may very well be on your side of the world. ^_~

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Video Recitation: DUBIOUS INTENT

And we're live, yet again!  ^-^ I hope you all enjoy this piece as much as the others.

It's from a time past in my life (about 3 years back I believe), during a period when I was questioning reality a lot. In fact, I still am. It's always been something of an ongoing query and puzzle for me.

Where exactly do we each fit in? Where is my place and will it be permanent in any way?

I'm sure we can all relate to such trains of thought and have wondered the exact same things at different points.

In any case, if you've got any answers or remarks to add, I'm all ears (err...eyes).

Commentary and criticism is always appreciated!


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*bows with flourish*

Video Recitation: ALLUSIONS OF YOU

A little late in coming, due to technical issues,  but here we are again! I hope you all enjoy this piece.

It was written at a sort of turning point in my writing career. I was just getting my feet back under me and I needed to put things into perspective.

So this was the end result of a new beginning.

I now present to you all "Allusions of You".


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Friday, February 8, 2013

Video Recitation: LOVE...DIVULGED


And we're back again, with another video for your entertainment. ^-^ I hope you all enjoy this. This piece in particular was written to show the darker side of love.

It's not all hearts and candy you know.

I suppose you could say this was the cynic in me cut loose on a mission to defame cupid.

In any case, I was and am still proud of the way this piece came out when it did.

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Video Recitation: STUCK ON STUPID

And here we go again. Yet another upload on the morning side for your entertainment. This piece was actually written during a period of rather fond frustration for me in regards to my muse.

It was born out of a need to vent. I'm sure we can all relate on some level to being stuck on stupid in the flesh. *shakes head*

A valuable experience which has inspired many writers and artists and the like I'm sure. ^-^

Anyhow, I hope you all enjoy this to the fullest.

Comments and criticism of any kind is always welcome.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Video Recitation: YOU'RE NOTHING TO ME

And we're live! Yet again. Ahem...this piece here would be my way of attempting to say an old thing in a new way. It's written in such way as to lead up to the point while hinting at the point all the way through, from beginning to end.

It's rather old, and was written way back when I first got started in the poetic genre. But it' s still current and has a permanent seat in my heart.

I hope you all enjoy this. ^-^

Commentary and criticism is always much appreciated. Feel free to share this. Any and all publicity is good for my ego and work speed.

*insert grin*


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Video Recitation: THE BIRD AND THE BEAST

The early birds get the worm. Good day to you all!
 
Here's another upload for your entertainment. ^-^ This poem was actually my first ballad style poem, and I was and still am quite pleased with the results of my efforts here.
 
It's something of my very own love story on a level, and was inspired during the last days of my muse's physical existence in my life.
 
This poem holds a special place in my heart, so I hope you all will enjoy reading and listening to it as much as I did writing it.
 
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Video Recitation: THE AMBUSH

And we're live. Good day to you all! ^-^ I hope you enjoy this piece as much as the others.

It was written as a sort of warning I suppose...for those of us tempted by pretty faces around every corner, who can't help but go crazy over those we profess love for.

Been there. Done that. Probably will do it again, but all the better to write about.

Can't blame a girl for trying to talk some sense about the process.

It makes for such good inspiration. ^_~


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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Video Recitation: INSIDIOUS POISON

 
One more vid to wind up the night with. I hope you all enjoy this. I suppose this could be considered one of my odder experimental pieces. A bit different from the norm, written during my growth. It's an old piece close to my heart which I now present to you all. ^-^
 
Finally, I found something decent to say again! *-*
 
Tehehe...anyways,  as per usual, comments and criticism are MUCH appreciated!
 
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Video Recitation: THE INJUNCTIONS (And they said Run)

And here we go again! Another eve, another upload. I hope you all enjoy. I told you I'd be back soon. ^-^

Ahem...as per usual, commentary and criticism of any kind is always appreciated. Feel free to share.

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Video Recitation: PITEOUS FIXATION


And we're rolling! Sorry for the wait, but I'm back in action. ^-^ My third nephew has finally been born, and I've been relieved of babysitting duties of my other nephews and niece which have held me up over the weekend.

He's a ten pound and some ounces heft of a newborn without a name to share as of yet. Quite the looker. Tehehe...so congratulations all around!


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**Insert lots and lots of confetti**

Friday, February 1, 2013

All I can think of


I wanted to write something that would touch your heart

Something that would tell you everything in one breath

 

Something full of the passionate vibrancy of love and veneration I am unable to express adequately in reality

 

But in the end, this was all I could think of…

 

I want you with no hesitance, no alternative picks and chooses

 

I want you and every last bit of yourself, from your head to your heart, to your nightmares and your dreams

I want every last scrap of your remains once the world has burned you out

 

I want you in life, in death, in secret, for all time

I want you to be, to want to be, always and forever mine

 

I want you, just you, and absolutely no one else

 

I wanted to write something that would touch your heart

Something that would hold you captive if only for a moment

 

Something strong enough to manifest my better half long enough to give me a fighting chance against your barriers

 

But in the end…I’m no good with words, and you remain to be...all I can think of





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

 

Beyond Recollection


What am I waiting for, and why am I waiting for it?

Who’s supposed to have come, and why aren’t they here yet?

 

What is this hollow space, and why has it become so?

Who else should have been here, and why don’t I know?

 

What have I forgotten, and why can’t I remember it?

How come I feel so cold when the air is stuffed with heat?

 

Why so many people teeming all about?

What am I still missing? What am I without?

 

They said I need to rest and wake up at my best

They said I was a case with such a lonesome face

They said I’m better now, but I just can’t see how

They said I need to rest, and think a little less

 

What was here before, and why is it no more?

Why can’t I recall the reasons for this all?

 

What’s supposed to be, and why can I not see?

 

Who has been and gone, and left me here alone?






© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

 

My Nightmare


You are my nightmare, my stiff anchoring leash; the thing which remains after the dreams all fade

 

No matter how far I go, I can still feel you there

Choking me, dragging me, back to us

 

The one place to which I shall never return

 

Running away has become my mission; your shadow, it darkens the scope of my vision

No matter how brightly the sun deigns to shine, it still cannot burn your cold face from my mind
 
 

One day you’ll be back, I remember, you swore

 

So smugly you smiled as I crashed through the door

 

I broke from that cage, from your timeless rage

 

I tore out our chapter, down to the last page

 

You are my shame, my stigma, my pain

 

You are my nightmare, my long lasting chain





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

Into the Flame


Sweet dreams make poignant the bitterness of reality, as artificial candy robs good fruit of its charm

 

Fantastic notions of freedom have no place in this heart, forever bound by duty, beating the bars of guilt

 

Temptation…trap set open; in the midst of fatuation

There beckoning is my doom, my downfall, my despair

 

I know well this fatal poison, spreading through my veins

This passion taints my soul, and burns like white hot chains

 

Here pleading for redemption, I wade through pooling sin

Dark yearnings drag me under; I’m drowning yet again

 

Breathlessly I scream, in agonizing bliss; all reasons I’ve surrendered, for my destruction’s kiss





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

Dubious Intent


For what be thy name remembered; as a whisper passed through deaf ears?

As an anonymous crack writhing on the pavement beneath the soles of revolution?

 

What hast thou done worth a staple of meaning in this time?

What fraction of you will be immortalized in the hearts of the mindless world?

 

Shall you live and breed statistics, simply ones amongst the masses?

Shall you be a faceless victim, another story for the news?

 

How insignificant then is life, and meaningless all our strife

If in the end we’ll be erased, and just a long forgotten face

 

For what is thyself then striving, always fighting for?

For what is to you well valued, enough to remain in this war?

 

Not a war of bombs, of guns, of blood and death

I speak of the war of life, which wearies all, even the best

 

Answer me this dear soldier, dear martyr, my sad friend

For what will they say you have lived, and died for in the end?





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

 

Allusions of You


You’re a dream I keep coming back to; nothing more and nothing less, than a recurring sequence played over and over in my mind

 

This peculiar affinity I feel…is not love, but partial lust and intrigue

 

In you, I see the vaguest notion of a future, secure from torment, swathed in bliss

And I cannot resist the thought of us; so tempting, naïve

 

But it is the thought alone I crave; the rich delusion I cling to

 

The reality I cast aside, in preference of sweeter fancy





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

Love...Divulged


Beautiful mirage of glamorous smoke; corrosive poison fog

Maddening trap of silken rope, raveling the hangman’s noose

 

An innocent trick blind cupid doth play; the babe of miserable wont

Of what I speak, tis love exposed; an amorphous, deadly plague

 

Love…extolled as heaven’s grace, a gift from god to man

 

Love…is not portrayed in truth…it chokes hearts like quicksand

 


Vile it is, a painful blight; destructive, violent, cruel

 

It lurks in pretty packages to snare the hapless fool

 

Sensuous rose of fragrant musk, concealing a stem of thorns

Petals soaked by bleeding doves, drawn open by your charms

 

Evil jewel of envy’s green and jealousy’s cold black rage

Love is but a golden key which seals a wretched cage





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

Stuck on Stupid


Stupid is as stupid does; stupid still can’t see my love

It slapped him thrice across the face, yet still away, his feet did race

 

Stupid ignores the obvious, but holds tight to preposterous, notions of an unchained wrist, and a life devoid of lover’s bliss

 

Stupid is such a stubborn dolt; he wears denial out like a coat

Threadbare it is from overuse—I imagine he’ll wax an old recluse
 

Stupid is far more fickle than, the waves that steal each grain of sand

He knows not what to ask of me, and so pollutes all clarity

 

In any action he may take, to widen each and every break

Already in my dying heart, which suffers daily for my art

 

Stupid isn’t really dumb, but he is blinder than my thumb

And wholly deaf must he be, for never can he hear from me

 

The piercing sounds of anguished screams, as his words crush my wishful dreams

The brutal cracking of the mask, I’m forced to don when he skips past

 

Stupid has a heart of gold, he guards so fierce I’ll never hold

It’s worth as much as drops of life, and won’t be won through foolish strife




© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

You're Nothing to Me


The air we breathe is life, so simple and so plain; we know it is important, more than words can explain

 

The air we never see, but feel always around; the air as such is nothing, yet constant as the ground

 

The sky—home to the clouds, the moon, the sun, the stars; ever it goes on, beyond the reach of bars

 

Never we consider, the emptiness so free, and as such it is nothing, to you or even me

 

And still there is the rain, the seasons and the seas; they come, they go, they change, notwithstanding—as they please

 

And as such they are nothing, as ever they will be; to us these are but natural fixtures for to see

 

Their presences are what stay true to you and me, although they are a nothing we can in words perceive

 

So as such it is safe, to say most everything, is nothing—though a something, although they still may be

 

To say that you are nothing, then says that everything

Is what you are, will always be—

 

You’re nothing just to me





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

The Bird and the Beast


I once beheld a bird that fell from the sky

Its wings were both chained, so it could not fly


This bird seemed so strong, beautiful and pure; its eyes were not blind, but fearlessly clear


I watched as it wandered into my cage, forsaking a storm of chaotic rage


I loved as it sang and danced just for me, and wished that its wings should never be free


But fie on my heart! I was all too cruel

This bird could not fly, but just for a fool


It needed the wind, the sun, and the rain

And I possessed nothing, save patience and pain


It was then no wonder, this bird grew so sad; and soon swore my cage had driven him mad


I watched as it weakened the more with each day, and looked on its eyes so filled with dismay

No longer the bird, would dance or would sing; but only would sigh, and only would dream


For freedom it craved, with all of its soul; for my dreary cage, had last took its toll


As days drifted by, I knew it’d soon die

If I but continued to rob it of sky


But fie on my heart! I just could not bear, the thought of being left alone in despair


The fear froze my hand and tore me apart, until last I saw, my light in the dark


It was oh so sick and desperately frail; this bird I’d condemned and sealed within hell


I wept tears of blood, and rendered a blade; and then last I broke, each burdensome chain


The next morn I woke, to find the bird free; and spreading its wings, it flew far from me


The only thing left now here is a cage, home to a beast of misery’s rage


I’ll never forget that beautiful bird, who once I beheld, and last cry I heard





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

The Ambush




Take caution; take heed, before you proceed


Allow me to tell you just where this will lead



Hear me; turn back, don’t fall to the snare

Keep all your hearts, blind lovers, beware


Beyond the brink, I’ve driven, I’ve seen; once just before, I realized the dream


It beckoned me so, and quickly I fell; losing my head, I landed in hell


Therein I burned, bled through the flame; and soon I forgot, all else but the pain

Finally, last, the ashes remain—left in my heart, is nothing but shame


Shame for my folly, Shame for my trust

Shame for my yearning, Shame for my lust


Shame for my anguish, Shame for my fears

Shame for my breaking, Shame for my tears


Now I return, all but a shell, simply to warn you, simply to tell

You all of the ambush which soon you shall meet, if you don’t watch your unwieldy feet


Straight on it waits, blocking the gates; armored with love, let by cruel fates


If you run now, you can get away; if you turn back, at peace you will stay


Take just my word, and do not confirm

For go any further, and you too shall burn





© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

Insidious Poison


Savor the blood drained slow from my heart; let it sink in, draw you apart

Feel as it streams forth warm through my lips; taste it, so sweet, in decadent drips

 

Relax as it settles, relentlessly hot; cleave to the source, though safe it is not

Relish the rush numbing your ears, and swallow the screams driving your fears

 

Fall to your knees convulsing in tears; inhale the smoke, deep fore it clears

Take the illusion, relinquish the truth; unveil the dream, remember your youth

 

Forget all your reason, lose just your mind; let it destroy, all semblance of time

Indulge in the splendor, of love’s tainted wine

Abandon yourself, the heart which is mine

 

Feel just the calm, drift through the storm; fly to the moon, and let the earth mourn

 

Tether your wings, then sleep as they’re torn

Drown in the life, to whence you were born



© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad

The Injunctions (And They Said Run)


Run, they say, as fast as you can, away from every sinful man

Who’ll hold you high and help you stand, then kick you down and watch you land

 

Right on your back in sinking sand, and never will he lend a hand

To pull you out the mess you’ve made; he’ll simply let your beauty fade

 

Run, they say, and don’t look back, if you wish to stay on track

Close your ears, and blind your eyes, to all the blatant ghastly lies

 

They will throw up just to disguise. their ruined hearts from purer eyes

 

Please, they say, don’t sympathize, with the one who only tries

To tear you up and keep you down; they long to see you on the ground

 

Run, they say, do not return

To this place that soon shall burn




© 2009-2012 Raheema Muhammad