By Urwah Mushtaq
I am trying to drown my demons
I am searching for a reason to live through
these changing seasons
My head is floating under waters of
Deadly sorrow flows through these tears
I am helplessly failing to rise above my fears
My hands are entangled in chains of gold
My heels are worn from walking these paths alone
This smile lies of happiness I don’t own
All they can see is madness but only Lord knows it’s too heavy for my soul.
By Mehreen Shams
There’s no sun rising again in life,
No second coming of youthful dreams
When dreams are blissful,
And feelings unconscious,
There are plenty of mirrors around
There is a perfect you in every one of them
I am at sea regarding this feeling
And my brain is shutting down
The memories of euphoria
(Baat Bass sy nikal chuki hai by Faiz Ahmad Faiz)
It is not in my control because my heart is at
The enthusiasm is intense now.
Tears have vanished, and
The lamps are extinguished now.
The night of separation has been postponed.
Plenty of messages have been sent.
The gentle breeze for a moment has been blown.
Now you all stars should go to sleep
The night of empathy has deceased.
Translated by Aisha Rehman
By Ali Asghar Ghani
Like a predator
words I write hunt the animal;
wild and mad
living in the woods behind my
Compiled by SK