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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 01, 21

Before cleft swallows speed their journey back...Along the trackless track –

Radiation

By Bushra Majid

Silence, quiet, just for peace,

I took it all in just for your ease.

Seconds, minutes, hours and then days,

Spent in struggle to build a million ways.

The bubble was enlarging, beyond trust,

So I radiated back, before it could burst.

To pain

By Tahreem Asghar

Tell me lies

Tell me some more

Put a veil on my blind eyes

In a vain attempt to ease my existence

Let me succumb to this darkness

That drowns my soul

A constant chaos and anguish

That I don't know how to let go

A prisoner of thoughts

By Momina Hassan

A prisoner of thoughts, a demon of chaos

Drowning in the cradles of melancholy

Slipping through the cracks of your cold embrace

The city of sins is offish, and the lights down low

The hanging curtains put up quite a show

Shadows dance midst the empty halls

Lingering upon the shards of glass

Following a passage of nothingness

Fading into darkness, counting the days

Until this battle will remain

Poems forever

Spring

By Christina Rossetti

There is no time like Spring,

When life’s alive in everything,

Before new nestlings sing,

Before cleft swallows speed their journey back

Along the trackless track –

God guides their wing,

He spreads their table that they nothing lack, –

Before the daisy grows a common flower

Before the sun has power

To scorch the world up in his noontide hour…

New love

By Sa'ad Nazeer

''The cafe looks chic''

She takes the cigarette

Which I just puffed

She looks at me

Smoking it

I stare at her

She figures it out

Something she detected in me

The night before

The rings of smoke

Coming out of her mouth

I smile.

Compiled by SK