Poetry

My Flowering Garden

I used to decorate my garden with golden bamboo, bushy poinsettias, palms, ferns and Tulsi plants. When I look at my garden, I feel an internal happiness. Whenever any celebrities came over, they used to appreciate my decorated flowering garden. The grass reassures us that it is safe to journey […]

June 21, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

Breath

Each one with a stone in our hand seek the other out in darkness. We fumble not. No. Each one with a stone in our hand seek the other out. Only to kill. For we know not anymore, how to co-exist. And though our fates are common and bound, we’ve […]

June 21, 2020 · 4 comments · Poetry

Corona Warriors

           “Oh police, do you feel scared of corona?”, I asked once,            No he said “I just work for you without weapons and guns”            “Oh doctor, do you feel scared of corona?” , I asked with […]

June 21, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

सरफ़रोशी Reprised

हम-आहंगी की तमन्ना अब हमारे दिल में है। देखना है होश कितना मग़्ज़-ए-जाहिल में है। ए जगत ख़त्म होने को है सब बातचीत, देखता नहीं तू जिसे, ख़ौफ़ हर उस दिल में है। ऐ हाकिमी-दवा-ए-इंसानियत, मैं तेरे ऊपर निसार, अब तेरे जूनून का चर्चा फ़रिश्तों की महफ़िल में है। देखना […]

June 21, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

Video Call to Karachi

On insomniac nights ammi in her soft nostalgic voice reads out a letter in Urdu – my mother tongue about stories of her youth, while I float in another country, in another moment. When she knew the taste of the tongue – warming phrases behrehal sham-e guftagu ab bhi yaad […]

June 21, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

You Shine in Your Own Time

Life sometimes goes through its darkest day, When You find yourself stuck And there’s no sign of hope’s Ray. When you feel Your world has devastated , You search for reason of your birth And question, why were you created? When you cry and weep Buried under unfulfilled expectation heap, […]

June 21, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

Hallelujah

The leaves in the forest are auburn, ready to play their hysteric charm against the pale sky, each leaf is carefully plucked, like a belief, then sewed against the path. They lie with wise foreheads to be touched by hurried footsteps. At night the voluminous heap of leaves resemble graves of many […]

June 21, 2020 · 2 comments · Poetry

Armpit!

Underneath the armpit this single strand of axillary hair gives major goals to the body and soul, the self is highly subjective in the meantime. Underneath the armpit this single strand of my hair makes the feeling alive again in this pretentious surrounding based on the clichés. Underneath the armpit […]

June 21, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

Faint Cries Of The One Being Lynched

They burn me burn me right out at the stake Throw my burnt up lifeless carcass away in a tiresome lake All those tinsel stars will be plucked away from my eyes My clothes hung up down these darkened aisles of late Gone are the memories of different shapes and […]

June 21, 2020 · 2 comments · Poetry

The Happy Soul

Out of nowhere A thought, came to my mind Taking me, to you And to the past, so unkind The peace, the pain The love, the rain The life that happened And the ‘Us’, that remains An unanswered misery Of whispers, Of begging Of being loved and loving For the […]

June 21, 2020 · 8 comments · Poetry