You can be a bird
but in someone’s cage
You can be blue
in prison of Age
Drowned in your thoughts
Afraid of migration
Seeing the life as
total inhibition
Subjugated to others
Remaining in shadows
Satisfied with shades
Losing all the zest
missing a concept in life
Not the concept of life
LIVING a wonderful life


Mohammad Forouzani (Martin) is an assistant professor of English Language and Literature presently teaching at the University of Nizwa, Oman. He was born in 1964 in Tehran, Iran. He holds BA and MA degrees in English Literature and a PhD degree in TEFL. Forouzani started intensive reading of Philosophy and Persian literature in his early youth which led to his writing of poems, satires, and critiques on social and political issues. His first collection of Persian poems was published in 1997 under the title “Khaste-tar az Zaman” (More Tired than Time)., He has publications in the area of language teaching and recently published a selection of his English poems in Voice of Monarch Butterflies: Middle Eastern anthology by ten poets from Ganges to Nile (2016- Editor: S. Saeidnia). Two of his poems were also published in Tuck Magazine in August 2016.

Last updated August 12, 2016