S. K
March 27, 2020

The flambouyant flowers bloomed before me....Lascivious blue skies hovered above....

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If ever there were a spring day so perfect,

so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw

open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,

indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths

and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight

that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight

on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants

from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,

holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,

well, today is just that kind of day.

- Billy Collins

A dark day

By Nawal Shahid

Little girl on the swing

Dreaming a world also bling

Exciting eyes shinning bright

Ready to go on this awesome ride

A big white man came to give lift

With sweets in hand and candy as gift

The girl with dignity and grace

The man is trying to chase

Everything has shattered in glance

Let’s see what happens next!

It was you

By Ayman Ijaz

I thought the world was black and white

The skies were a faded grey

As if I was being led astray

But then one morn

I woke up amid the colours

The sun was up in all it’s glory

The flambouyant flowers bloomed before me

Lascivious blue skies hovered above

Wonderous sights,

Everywhere below

My world had changed

Into a paradise

But I couldn’t yet comprehend, why so?

And then popped in my head

A glint, so bright

That it was you all the time

It was you, my dad

It was you.

Free Spirit

By Maham Amir

She is a free spirit rebellious and wild

She’s changing so quickly no longer a child

Determined, impulsive, she gets into flight

She wants independence and quotes me her rights

She is a free spirit now spreading her wings

In search of adventure and trying new things

She sees the horizon the beckons from far;

Relies on the guidance of her lucky star

But when the experience starts fading away

She finds disillusion obstracting her way

there’s home as an option to get her on track;

I’ll be waiting there to welcom her back ...

Compiled by SK

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