My hopeful hands

Translation from South African Sign Language into English Too many thoughts went through my mindWords, words, words, and too many wordsFeelings, emotions, they make me thinkBut, I look at my hands for a hope My hands hold each otherI won’t give upSalvageBut, I look at my hand for a hope Everyone is speakingThe ears areContinue reading “My hopeful hands”

Listen, all is repeated

To this day, hurry, to this dayWhy art thou not focused on thyselfTo this day, hurry, to this dayHave ye heard that I said many times“Have ye?”Now, listen, to this day, oh, hurry, to this dayThat you all shall have mercies, to this dayThou all shall have freedom, not many onesOne freedom for the Earth,Continue reading “Listen, all is repeated”

The definition of enough

Define, he spoke of ye in his thoughtsDefine, a dragon, a mighty, and a heroDefine, they were one but split into manyDefine, ye were a great role to his words Define this, and define what you needHe said, how enough, are youThey have enough but are thouHow enough, it is to us that know theContinue reading “The definition of enough”

How you thought may it be

How many times have thou complaint with thy lifeHow many times have thee drained all thy energyAnd how many times have ye abused thy mind The wonder, how thought may it be How many times would they avoid countingHow many times would they say, I don’t rememberAnd how many times would they, how many TheContinue reading “How you thought may it be”

stress is undefined

Howzit, slang, what’s up man, whoa calm down StressHow much do you know that you should calm downHi, I am talking to ye, hey Stress, I am talking to youWell, Stress, if you come here, I will make thouA vanishment, oh, how do you like it? I thought thou art gone Such poetry, oh, heContinue reading “stress is undefined”

No matter what they are

African: My friends, European and Asian.European: My friend African, how are you?Asian: My friend African, I hope you’re well.African: Alight! It is a beautiful day, my friends.European: Sorry to jump all of the sudden.African: Don’t need to be sorry, European.Asian: I stand here before you as a prophet.European: African, I wanted to ask you something.African:Continue reading “No matter what they are”

With comfort but…

They cry, have they come to their realizationAnd they cry, what have they done to themselves He comes to them, with comfort but a bitter truthHe says to them ye have done to thyselfBut forgive, believe, and receive it from thy heartHe has always forgiven thou, and ye know itHe is there for thee, asContinue reading “With comfort but…”

Strength and hope (SASL poem)

Translation from South African Sign Language into English Meditation, Calm, Close my eyes, Feeling the breath, My heartfelt is enhanced, Too many imaginations, Feeling very good, Open my eyes, I look around, Strong, strength is necessary, Oh, I have faith in Him. © Ismael Mansoor