Thursday, 28 August 2008

DEAR ME: "They say that men ..

It's interesting that these four poems quite clearly show the path this doomed relationship took! And also my changing perspective (as you will see in the fourth poem!)

They say that men are hard
But I know a man as soft as
the seldom-touched flesh of my thighs

They say that men are strong
But I know a man who is
scared of the truth

They say that men don't cry
But I know a man who crushed me
tight against him
and buried his head in my breasts

They say that men don't know
But I know a man who said
I was the best and the worst
that had happened to him

They say that men don't feel
But I know a man who recognised my love
and loved me and hated me for it.

(written at 9:40 pm on 19.5.1991 Bahrain)