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Poetry (English)

Oceans And Skies

Oceans and skies float in her eyes,
At horizons she sits cross-legged.
Leaving behind all miseries, pains,
Far from the hypocrisies wretched.

The water, the winds, these waves,
Wrap her in their blessed arms.
She hides in the fog, the mists,
Breathing in the holy warmth.

Drop by drop assimilating in the blue,
Drop by drop annihilating in the blue.

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Poetry (English)

A Red Layer

A red layer I see,
As I close the eyes
And on closing them tight,
It turns into thick brown.
What is the use then,
What is the use!
Closed eyes fail to blacken
What open eyes show.

I see layers of red,
Red turning to thick brown.
Where flowers once adorned the garden,
Now are drops of red.
The breeze is flowing the same
But the sweet fragrance of jasmine
Is now mixed
With rusty iron smell.

My hands I dread.
They are both,
Smeared and scarred.
How can I sit here and condemn,
Without playing a part?
I am victim.
I am convict.
But I wish to play none role.
Can I just sit here in sun
And let it’s warmth seep in my soul?
Oh! but I fail, I fail,
For as I close the eyes
I see a layer of red.

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Poetry (English)

Sky Is Still

Sky is still.
Clouds of variegated colours,
Spilled over the vast sheet.
Sun is set
And a crescent line
Moves with me.
A bright star glued
To it, carries it ahead.
The moon and the star
On the tip of my
Finger settle perfectly.
Not many birds are chirping now.
They were, few moments ago,
Chirping loudly, flying,
But now are silent.
The night is approaching
With quick steps.
In no time it will be here
Or perhaps it has arrived already.
I heard that cities are burning.
The blood flows but not in veins
And beats but the heart.

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Poetry (Hindi-Urdu)

पशेमां सी इक लड़की

पशेमां सी इक लड़की
किसी क़ब्र किनारे बैठी है
आहिस्ता आहिस्ता
बंद धड़कनों को सुनती है
तदबीरें सब खो सी गई हैं
मुनसिफ एक मुनाफ़िक़ है
सारी ज़मीं ही मक़्तल है
अब कौन यहां पर हाफिज है
दाइम कर्ब-ए-मुसलसल है
खुशियों की ख़लल है कभी-कभी
सिसकियां जनाब यहां हैं ख़ू
बरसों से दफ़्न ताइर-ए-सुकून

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