Unfairness thou art in name
I would have stood by you in anything!
I had done all in my strength to fight
To please you in your godlike stature
You who see everyone else fool and charlatan
To please and fatten your soul.
Puny; unworthy it was
But least you forget
It was all I had .
I had to die to make the grade
It pained to give my all
An arm, a leg, a head, a heart.
My life got pathetic
My ego bruised to tatters
I battered vainly in your presence.
Even though I got things done
My nights and dreams i laboured and groaned.
I know I had said I wouldn’t take my life without the pain
But this betrayal strikes me to the bone
A cold hand clutches my soul.
Oh my God its steely cold
And its abyss dark and deep.
It fills my heart and mind with a very cold dish;
“Revenge thou art my friend
I will embrace you
And I will serve you very cold
To freeze my enemy’s blood cold.”
In the name of friendship I ploughed.
In the name of love I watered
But my blood and sweat weren’t fertile enough.
Oh my God how I wish I had done like those of old
‘Planted a poison tree in the middle of my garden
Watered it with my pathetic condition
Until such a time the fruit was ripe and ready
Knowing my enemy would steal as a dart in the night
To be strung by the neck under my apple tree!’