Poetry from Hillol Ray

Middle aged South Asian man with short brown hair and reading glasses in a brown suit and tie standing in front of flags, including an American flag.
Seashell and Falcon’s Feather

Leaning against the sky full of glittering stars,
I crack the nifty puzzles of wonderous rhymes-
And a cluster of homes where I live sleep in silence,
To allow my quill to pray for God and chant hymns!
Lewd sunrays pierce innocent but joyful bleeding dawn,
And the daylight ploughs through my sparkling mind-
While I weave miracles of benumbing wills on my quills,
And gain applause from global readers, front and behind!

Strain of endless hope bonds with light of peace in silence,
And the old shafts of fear or hate reaches the spear of love-
Such rhythm never ends, and mighty God always sends,
The rejoicing moments for a few from His abode above!
Beauty of spendthrift hours spent on Earth bravely shows,
Life is one-act-play, on mud-hut clay, or a perilous feline sea-
But always ready to grapple or swoop down to play with claw,
And becomes breathless to lock or unlock the happiness key!

The secrets of my witless mind now deal with lusty hours,
Pounded by the wordless things with a miraculous power-
And swiftly makes me rise to dive in the ocean of rhymes, 
To tame the throbs with crack of a whip from ivory tower!
I still know not why God sent me to Earth, politically incorrect, 
May be to collect the seashell and falcon’s feather or drink wine-
But the shifting weather of the world taught me to learn.
Slouching dwarf, ranting priest, and occasionally whine!! 

Hillol Ray, D.Litt., Ph.D. (Doctor of Humanity), D.Phil. (Theology), Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), D.Phil. (Nigeria), D.Litt. (Morocco), Poet Laureate, Author, Translator, is an Environmental Engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Dallas, Texas. He is listed in Who’s Who in Asian-Americans, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.    His books “Wings of Time”, “Metamorphic Portrait” (Amazon. Com) -recently released.

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