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

Hide The Truth

Sometimes people hide the truth
by spreading a blanket of lies
like wool over your eyes
in make-belief
that love has no shame

convincing enough
if you let yourself be blunted
by naked deceit

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