Hakunah matata


 

Hakunah matata 

 

“May you…never… ever lose this warm embrace

May these loving arms shelter you forever”

 

You used to pray holding me tenderly

 

Those few words

My security-blanket

Swathed this restless weary mind to serenity

 

Those few words

Flowered in my heart

A meadow… snowdrops… lilies… jasmine and camellias

 

Those few words

My lullaby songs

Gently swayed me to slumber

Sleeping like a baby

Hakunah matata

There is no worry

You are with me

I am with you

 

How much has changed since then

Hours of tossing and turning

Yearning to hear your warm words

Soothing my fears

Longing to feel your tender arm

Embracing me

 

I am cold… I am very cold

 

26-03-2006

 

 

 

Hakunah matata is what simba the little lion of the cartoon “Lion King” used to sing with his friends after losing his dad

 

 

 

© Copyright 2006 Nahida Izzat  -PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved

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