I'm standing near the edge
Nearly falling but I'm balanced
Miles from the bottom
But it's so close I can touch it
And there's hours still to go
Before they come and rescue me.
Hours, days, weeks, even!
Maybe no-one will come?
Maybe I'm to be stuck here for ever and ever
And ever and ever and ever and ever and ever
And ever and ever and -
Oh, here's someone.
Don't push me! Don't! No!
© 2004 Eline Khanom
I am the beginning
I am the sun and I am the moon
I am the transcendental aum.
I am the spirit and Supersoul
I am the nothing, I am the whole.
I am the stars and I am the Earth
I am the value and I am the worth.
I am the path and I am the trend
I am the beginning, middle and end.
I am the promise and I am the lie
I am destruction and all things that die.
I am creation and things that are born
I am the seed, the stamen and thorn.
I am the banyan, the oak and all trees
I am the ocean, the rivers and seas.
I am the stomach, the lungs and the heart
I am the beginning and I am the start.
I am the knowledge and I am the truth
I am the feather, the claw and the tooth.
I am the fish, the whale and the shark
I am the light and I am the dark.
I am the sky and I am the birds
I am the greatest of letters and words.
I am the carriage and I am the wheels
I am the beginning and end of all ills.
I am the autumn of golden leaves
I am everything that breathes.
I am the winter when the snow falls
I am the elephant and I am the horse.
I am the flowers that bloom in the spring
I am the queen and I am the king.
I am the summer when the sun shines
I am the beginning and end of all time.
© 2004 Eline
The River's Edge
When I stand up there upon the ledge
Looking down upon the river's edge
I'm looking down inside my head
There's nothing there unless I'm dead
The river flows on, in the sea it's sank
It flows on and on I see no bank
And on and on but it has no sound
And on with no direction found
With or without me there's no respite
The river breaks it's banks at night
The sun still shines, but not on me
The world still turns. I shall be
Wherever you say the sun will shine
But the lives you see there won't be mine
Finding peace without myself
A loss of nothing which is myself
I look around but see no face
All blank in front towards the place
Emptiness fills up this entire Earth
What don't we need is another birth
One that yearns for an end to life
And for escape through a shining knife
There is a land that has no night
My skin is black - my heart is white.