Leonard Dabydeen


Leonard Dabydeen Poems

1. Wings To Fly 1/22/2010
2. Gratitude 1/22/2010
3. Just A Dream 1/22/2010
4. Our Own World 1/21/2010
5. In God We Trust 1/21/2010
6. Sweet-Scented Perfume 1/22/2010
7. The One I Love 1/22/2010
8. Raindrops Our Tears 1/24/2010
9. Rise Up After The Fall 1/24/2010
10. Behind Every Gilded Armor 1/24/2010
11. Maybe If... 1/24/2010
12. I'M Yours To Hold Tenderly 1/24/2010
13. Here Is Our Playground 1/24/2010
14. This Hand That Touches You 1/24/2010
15. The Best Gifts 1/24/2010
16. Dishonesty 1/25/2010
17. Misunderstandings 1/25/2010
18. Life & Death 1/25/2010
19. Please Read Me As I Am 1/25/2010
20. Tonight 1/25/2010
21. The Innocence Of Dying 1/26/2010
22. Let Me Be... 1/26/2010
23. The Poet 1/26/2010
24. Like A Song Bird 1/27/2010
25. Make Love To This World 1/31/2010
26. Pleasure 1/31/2010
27. She's Gone 1/31/2010
28. How I Wish To Sing You A Song 1/31/2010
29. What Is Real? 1/31/2010
30. Swirl Of Kinship 1/31/2010
31. I'Ve Got To Run 1/31/2010
32. Love Of Nature 1/31/2010
33. Depth Is Illusive Like A Bad Dream 2/3/2010
34. Solving Problems 2/3/2010
35. I Am At The Cross-Roads 2/3/2010
36. Silent Thoughts 2/3/2010
37. When Happiness Is Illusive 2/3/2010
38. This Field Of Life 2/3/2010
39. Oh How Love Is Deaf 2/4/2010
40. Retirement Sometimes Comes... 2/4/2010
Best Poem of Leonard Dabydeen

A Crow's Heart

Shadows move among them,

amorphous like the wind

whispering in tranquility,

and twittering in unison

a harmonious cry

among the dead and the dying.

Unmindful of the waxing and waning

of the moon

their carrion minds

dance effortlessly on a barbed fence

sepulchral vigilantes watching closed eyes

never to see the light of day again:

a crow's heart only knows

recluse of dark places.

Read the full of A Crow's Heart

Gratitude

In the beginning I thought it was more of a habit

for him to come to this chosen spot, like the full moon

peeping out of the grey clouds and shining through

my latticed window at 10 o’clock in the night.

I had passed through this much-travelled street

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