Nasar Karim

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I pour another measure
And clink glasses with regret,
When I’ve had my way I’ll pour some more
And drink it to forget.

I stand with friends and comrades
We’re all going to war,
Against the tyranny of this life
Until we hit the floor.

I drink when I’m alone
To…

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Please don’t shout
Just hear me out
I think I know what’s wrong.

Step back and think
Where is the brink
We’ve all been strung long.

I think we faltered
The picture altered
I think we’re being misled.

The people in charge
Are painted large
And never do what they said…

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Getting out
Getting fed
Getting cuddled
Put to bed.

Getting changed
Getting walking
Getting heard
Getting talking.

Getting bigger
Playing games
Making up
My list of names.

Being safe
Breaking free
Wondering what
I want to be.

Being liked
Getting grades
Getting noticed
Getting laid.

Trying to keep
My outlook sunny
Working…

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Conscience has a vacancy
A window with a view unseen,
A mattress with no body
A sleep without a dream.

Is that the empty room
My wondering has been seeking,
The shelter that will let these words
Become somebody speaking?

Is there a song that hides
A melody in shrouds,
Afraid that…

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Nasar Karim

Nasar Karim

BSc Psychology. Writer. Dreamer. Poet. Addicted to risk.