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A Bed Of Thorns

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Tijani Achamlal is an English Teacher in Nador, Morocco.He studied English Literature in Mohamed 1 Univ .

Sleep now
on the bed
of thorns
while the cold pale sun
rushes in
through the window
to fill your gloomy room for a minute
and then to drag its coattails
for the darkness to swoop
in vengeance.
It was your own choice
Nobody forced you
or sneaked as a whip-snake
to tempt you
to munch on a love so fake
and retreat a mile back
when a true one approached you a stride.


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    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Meher Yar Khan,

      Thanks so much my new friend!

    • Meher Yar Khan profile image

      Meher Yar Khan 

      5 years ago from Pakistan

      Wow... An eye opener...

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      Thanks so much for comment.

      Have a nice weekend there!

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      Ziyena Brazos 

      5 years ago from Somewhere in Time ...

      Very Nice James ... UP

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Sir Colin,

      You are a great poet and a creative mind.You never cease to surprise me.Your works always my favorites.Sometimes you make it hard for me to keep up with them:)


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      5 years ago

      You are a true poet Sir James with a beautiful vibrant and creative heart and a true passionate artist of the highest order.

      I always love your work and your status to me as an esteemed friend and a good hub buddy.

      Sending to you 3 big Canadian hugs from Colin and his cat crew Tiffy and Gabriel from lake erie time ontario canada 12:28pm and a sunny day here with full moon tonight - Canadian summer is finally here, yay!

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Oh Michael ,honestly, I envy you too .Your poetry is great.Sometimes I wish I were the one who wrote such beautiful poems of yours.

      I am glad to hear that you liked this one.Thanks so much!

      Many blessings to you!


    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      Thanks so much for the beautiful insight.I LIKE it hehe

      Hugs and love from northern Morocco to you,White Crown:Tijani

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      I have a comment on the comment you stated here.It is taken from my oem :Don t go to Geneva.

      Everyone is an hypocrite

      much more induldged in criticizing the Saudit

      for not letting women driving cars

      and never ever dared to air the Tzars

      torturing Syrian women behind bars.

      Women and kids are killed in great numbers.Check in Google the Massacre of Houla as an examle ,where most killed were children and women.You may have wondered why Bachar is targetting kids and women.The answer is very simple.He is trying to restore a balance of fear, perhaps the most powerful weapon in the hands of tyrants throughout history. Killing children is supposed to intimidate the opposition.That's what Iran did in 2009 when the so-called Green Revolution arose after the disputed presidential elections. Tehran used its paramilitary Basij militias to brutally suppress the protests. But that was before the Arab uprisings showed people throughout the Middle East that sometimes revolutions do succeed.

      When al-Assad scans the horizon, he sees what happened to other Arab dictators. The presidents of Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen have lost power. The example of Moammar Gadhafi does not seem to apply to him so far, since opinion in the West until now has leaned against direct military intervention.A reign of terror helped al-Assad's father, the feared Hafez Assad, keep power for three decades, and then hand the country to his son as if it amounted to private property to be inherited by the next generation. When the elder Assad faced an uprising in 1982, he ordered his loyal army to pulverize the opposition. The entire town of Hama was razed to the ground. Estimates of the dead range from 10,000 to 30,000 killed by Assad's troops. That put a quick end to the revolt.

      The younger al-Assad is trying to do his father proud. But, despite the mounting death toll, he has lost the weapon of fear. Already 13,000 people are said to have died in the Syrian uprising. Despite that, the protesters are not staying home.

      Al-Assad, incidentally, denies any responsibility for the Houla massacre. He blames what he calls "terrorists," but nobody's buying his denials. Witnesses say, and the evidence confirms, that government troops started firing tank shells and mortars at protesters during the Friday demonstration that has become a ritual of the anti-dictatorship movement.

      You said :Rebels use terrorist tactics exclusively which makes them: Terrorists.. Can you give me such examples.?

      and also :The "rebels" say there is no place for Christianity in a post Assad Syria.Can you point who said that ?

      In Every War Must End ,Fred Charles Ikle says:

      In the turbulent era ahead, crises will occur that threaten national survival and utter destruction might not be averted without the prompt use of military force. It is crucial, therefore, that the United States and its friends relearn the rules for ending a war with strategic foresight and skill so that the hard-won military victory will purchase a lasting political success.

      USA must interfere to stop the genocides made by Syrian army against civilians,bearing in mind how to deal the period after the Al Assad,not repeating the same mistakes they made in Iraq.They should have that Strategy,I think they learned quickly from Iraq invasion.That s why they are training some special freedom fighters in Jordan .

      Thanks for the visit and comment.

      ps.your comment should be in an other hub not here.Maybe you made a mistake.anyway,Thanks

      Many blessings


    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      Wow we use the same words .Maybe we think alike haha your poem is so good and so lovely.I am going to look for it.Thanks for sharing!

      Many blessings to you!


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      Prisana Nuechterlein 

      5 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

      A comment regarding Syria (not mine):

      "The world stands by and listens to Qatar preach to Syria about human rights. In the gulf states and Saudi Arabia woman can't drive, leave the house alone, or go out without covering their faces...all by law..

      The "rebels" say there is no place for Christianity in a post Assad Syria. The "rebels" most effective tactic is to use car bombs to blow up apartment buildings. The Syrian army is constantly fighting to destroy the dozens of bomb making facilities the "rebels" use to create their IED's. Is the U.S. providing materials to make IED's nowadays?

      The "rebels" don't like being called terrorists, but they use terrorist tactics exclusively, which makes them: Terrorists.

      How did the West get it so wrong in Syria...and in Libya for that matter. Libya is a complete mess right now, with concentration camps full beyond capacity.."

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      5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Well James ..i must tell you the truth ..

      I envy you for writing this great poetry..

      this is awesome James .. I would say it is your best and my favorite.

      Great write .. you set the tone and followed it with a hammer.


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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Very dramatic poem here with that perfect title. Interesting read here.

      Starts out setting the scene most vividly and then bites you!

      Voted up ++ and sharing

      Hugs and love from southern USA to you, Faith Reaper

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      Lillian K. Staats 

      5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Does love not sneak,

      like a whipsnake

      acrost our flesh?

      Better to be born of stone,

      or air, or water, or earth.

      regrets of many say...

      I was foolish in love;

      but my regret is that

      I never let love in.

      that regret is hard to sing

      from a heart made of agate

      always seeing,

      but never engaged.

      twenty years in the back forty.

      Alone, but never alone.

      At night, the stars sing for me,

      frost glittered trees like

      lost sea fronds...

      I am buried in my aloneness,

      but cry tears of joy.

      Why do you think that is?

      loved your poem.... lily

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      Thanks for the visit and comment.I really appreciate that.

      Have a nice day there!


    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      I am glad you liked it.That story could happen to anyone of us.

      Have a nice day there!


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      Ken Taub 

      5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      nice. great opening. in fact, love the first dozen lines.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco


      Thanks so much for the visit and comment.I really appreciate that that.

      Have a wonderful day there!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Ummm, James-Wolfe. That was a gut-hitter. Loved it, adored the rhythm. Thank you for that poignant piece, up and awesome.

    • PoeticPhilosophy profile image


      5 years ago from Canada

      I like it! Story of every nice-guy's life, lol. But great meaning in this story I like this poem.


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