a song for Tibet and you

By Alizeh XR

It’s 2:00 AM,

There’s a dangerous level of alcohol in my system

The only thought on my mind is you.

Your smile

Your laughter

Your kisses

Your embrace

You

And now I am drunk and angry that someone else has you


It’s 2:20 AM,

The stars have come out to play now

They watch me crying into a stranger’s chest and ranting about you

My mind can’t decide if I should let you go or let you stay

Remember when you asked me to write you a song? I am doing it now.


It’s 2:40 AM,

I vomited all of my dinner

And I kept thinking of you,

A strange man held my hand and promised me it’s gonna be okay.

A woman who I had just met told me about karma.


It’s 2:50 AM,

A Tibetan man bought us all beers,

And talked about a home he had never visited,

He is an alien on the papers and an Indian in his heart,

He knows all the secrets of the colony of refugees,

He knows his land just as much as I know you,
Enough to adore, not enough to make it a home.
The Buddhist flags, the stars, the cracked walls, burned cigarettes and smuggled liquor

know our story.
Do I leave a message for you here, hoping that you’d find it?
I don’t remember anything else from that hot, summer night.


It’s 3:00 AM,
My heart knows love the same way Tibet knows peace.

The man yearns for Tibet the same way I yearn for you.


3 comments

  • This poem brought tears in my eyes. I hope and pray that all Tibetan people will be able to embrace,enjoy and possibly return to their homeland for a visit, or for life. I see all of you proudly holding your TIBET PASSPORT! FREE FROM THE OPPRESSIVE SHACKLES OF CHINA! TIBET ZINDABAD! I love you Tibet!

    Yashin Rupani
  • I loved the way you presented your poem and kept the flow from the beginning to the end.

    Prachi
  • I sincerely love the use of simile you’ve made in the last two lines…also, the poem is quite authentic!!!

    Another Boy

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