12 a.m – 6 a.m

Every one was busy outside
and every thing was happening
In this hour of darkness in the city

It was drizzling outside
Almost full moon
And they were alone
on a couch
leather boots off
She was in his hoodie

It felt like there’s a pianist in a corner
flowery gardens beneath their feet
And constellations dancing in the ceiling

 

© 2014 ALIA SULTAN

My Earth

Leave your doubts behind
And follow my steps

I don’t know where I’m going
But I heard it’s safe

They said you should
leave everything behind
Just carry a compass in your pocket
the rainy nights you admired
and an adventurous heart

Because you see
we are going to a land
inhabited by nonsense
and governed by the stars

Close your eyes
I’ll take you there

© 2014 ALIA SULTAN

She’s Complicated

I hope you

don’t choke on your words

and I hope you

have the courage to tell her

that she’s complicated

and that she

shouldn’t be ashamed of that

because

that’s what makes her beautiful

© 2014 ALIA SULTAN

Paradise; Here

Around the waters of the pond

Which we choose to go to

In the midst of a faraway forest

Among all the million places we can go to

we gravitate back to that pond

 

Here, in this hour of darkness

where the atmosphere is

magically impassioned and silent

This is how souls entwine

 

Here and now, you and I

We make the full moon

look so pale

 

And I wonder:

How far is paradise?

 

© 2014 ALIA SULTAN

 

Upwards

And I glanced upwards

then I decided to

contemplate more and more

Until I couldn’t feel time moving

and it was just my eyes and the sky

so powerfully connected

 

Those millions of worlds above me

remind me of the significance

of us, right here, the infinitesimal

Because there is a heart right here

beating, desiring, dreaming

and things never stop happening

 

And then I took a deep breath

gazing at those gems in the sky

 

Suddenly,

My heart was whole again

 

© 2014 ALIA SULTAN