Poetry > Modern Persian Poetry > TWO POEMS BY FRASIER SHIISHANO
As we walk through hell we see our past our present, our loves and
our hates and our dreams, but what we will crave is the future.
Human nature is thirst and that thirst can drive a man to his
destruction. This thirst is what gave us medicine, gave us the wheel
and put golf balls on the moon. This is what drives us to god and
reaps the land of its innocence, do we embrace the future and
relinquish the past, push the wheel out and usher in a new era of
flying. Or do we return to a more primitive time, in which family is
everything and hard work was once fulfilling.
The thirst can kill and save, destroy and create but we take the dare
find out, and that is humanity. The thirst is knowledge.
Hell in the Mind
Hell hath no fury,
Hell hath no fury like the censored,
For they will fight for it,
Die for it,
Undo their lives for it.
What a man will go through
To express his opinion
Instead of being some empires uniform minion.
Like a beast in a cage
They will lie and wait,
The rage that emanates,
The silent hate
How many times can you prod the beast
Until he breaks free of the bars and constriction1/
Blind to the predictions of the wise and the sage
The empire will fall to the rage of the beast.
May freedom ring!
The throne is toppled.
The beast roams free.
Their fury unfolded.