Brides of my land

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If your bleeding wounds are left to me,


I should kiss them every time


Until they heal all of you


And bruise all of me,


I would put them close to my heart forever,


The blood should be the henna of my hands.




If fragments of your memories remain,


I should pick them one by one


And let them pierce and bleed my fingers,


I should ornament them as treasures,


I should be a bride to the remnants of us.




If your shadows are left behind,


I should dewel in this safe haven forever 


Those blacks you would leave behind


are colours of my love,


I shall be a bride in this bridal hue.




I should be a bride,


Carrying these relics of wishes


To the grave of mine,


With whatever remains of you,


In this empty bosom of mine.

Written By:

Bariya Hamid