Ridha Gilani

(1998 / New York)

Lust


What do you see in me
That no one else can see?
Is it the twinkle in my eyes
Or is it the artist's hands?
Is it my voice
Or is it my dancing feet?
Is it my fragile body
Or is it my broken heart?
Is it my fleeting dreams
Or did they become nightmares?

What do you want with me
That no one else wants?
Is it to keep me shelved
Like a porcelain doll?
Is it so you can pull
My puppet strings?
What of me wakes you up?
Is it my looks
Or is it my personality?
Is it-no it can't be..

I know what you want
I know what you see
I know in the endless evil green
Of your eyes that
You lust for me

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Lust by Ridha Gilani )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. My love for my birth land, binod bastola
  2. Critically Evaluating…Lois Lerner's 'Tru.., James B. Earley
  3. My wondrous dream, Nalini Chaturvedi
  4. Hues of Green, Joy Cordwell
  5. FOR ALL BELIEVERS, Tom Zart
  6. Sibling Oath, Frederick J.B. Moore II
  7. one hundred and twenty two miles, days, .., Mandolyn ...
  8. Godwin's Farm, Naveed Khalid
  9. The Neighbor Prayer, Frederick J.B. Moore II
  10. Diplomacy, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]