An Ode to My Sofa

by Novid Shaid, 2010, copyright


Forgive me my dear sofa,

For my wilful arrogance,

It’s only now I’ve noticed

Your uncanny consciousness.


Your seats are so inviting!

Your back so comforting!

We fall on you for joy and rest

And you oblige our every whim.


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Hard Times, Hard Truths

by Novid Shaid, 2006


Can’t you hear me?

Can’t you see my distress?

Can’t you do anything?

Do you really even care?

When will you stop all this?

When will it end?

When you will make things right?

Can’t you see their pain?

Can’t you hear their cries?

Can’t you see they’re in despair?

It’s all a mess!

It’s all unfair!

It’s all just hypocrisy!

I need justice!

I want the truth!

I want revenge!

Are you even there?

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