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POETS’ CORNER

April 13, 2018
By S. K

Poems forever

Love alters not

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments.”Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds

Or bends with the remover to remove

O no, it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.”

Sonnet 116, Shakespeare

No

By Amna Ameer

The heaviest word,

I’ve ever heard,

Is of two syllables,

It has plunged me to the ground,

Laid me flat,

Silenced my voice,

Forbidden my thoughts,

Thrived on my insecurities,

Fed on my fears,

It has banished me,

From my home,

Made strangers out of,

People I knew,

It has made,

Barriers surrounding me,

It walks with me like a shadow,

Cloaks me from the world,

It hinders me every time,

I try to trespass,

My own home,

It has reduced,

All of my being,

Down to nothing,

It has negated,

My beliefs,

Turned the skies,

Into black,

The light dims,

A sound creaks,

Every voice I’ve heard,

In the future,

Is the same,

They point at me,

And say the same word,

The answer to my life,

The shackles to my mind,

And that word is,

‘No’.

Doomsday

By Bismah Riaz

Ever seen the evening sky?

With red, yellow and orange dye?

Those colours ain’t by nature made

Nor are they some beauty’s shade

If you watch with inner sight,

You’ll surely get what’s inside

It’s mist of blood you see above,

Rising from nations, empty of love

Peace is nowhere to be found

War at earth, air and ground

Shots, guns, bullets and fires

Ruling the world are killers and liars

Hope drowned in flood of dismay,

Now what’s left, is Doomsday.

Rebel

By Nazish Sabir

It made her strong,

pushed her forward;

but she got lost

in all that limelight,

she forgot herself.

Just because

she felt the word

boldness

conquered all.

Thief beware...

By Mehwish Abbasi

Enter stranger, but take heed,

Of what awaits the sin of greed.

For those who take but do not earn,

Must pay most dearly in their turn.

So if you seek beneath the doors,

A treasure that was never yours,

Thief, you have been warned: beware,

Of finding more than just treasure there.

Fading world

By Aniqa Zainab

I dream of a world

where reality is altered

into dreams of joy

and visions of love and hope

I dream of a world

where no soul cries

Evil and hate

Unknown to all

I dream of a world

where a child grows

without fears and doubts

I dream of a world

where adults love endlessly

They wear no anomie

Like a source divine

But every time

I come across

A polluted sea

an invaded land

or a cloaked sky

My head falls silent

A silence so deafening

It is louder than noise

And my heart

It bleeds darkness

Clouds my senses

That neither my ears listen to loving whispers

Nor my tongue savours the sweets

Nor my body dances to the tune

And my eyes

They only picture gloom

Fading dream and reality alike

Compiled by SK