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By Mishaal Farid
Enough of thy love for me,
Enough of thee in me,
An end to the abiding spell...
Enough of prosecution, enough of me!
By Haseeb Sultan
I hold my neck with my own hands
and look to the sky like it’s a movie
as if by doing that, some miracle would happen
and the blood in my carotid arteries
would bring about the favor of God.
It’s not easy, you see,
this emotion was brought about by people around me
who do the things I wish I could do better
Ha! It’s so uneasy.
Colour me red, colour my soul dead
because I cannot stop looking at their head
that’s brought about such a beautiful mess
I thought I could create-
I could relate,
I would make.
But I didn’t.
So I just hate
By Javaria Waseem
There is a cup of wine in this barren desert
But this world prohibits me to take a sip
I am a thirsty man, it gives me pleasure
But in the state of oblivion, I have sinned.
One sip of wine is what draws the line
One sip of wine is what makes this world decide
whether I am a pious person, sliding down the shiny pearls
or a drunken lover, whirling in circles.
There is no name for the union of fire and water
They just create tales about the two poor lovers
And when they unite, evaporation is only witnessed
Instead of the state in which they both enter.
Such is the working of this wonderful Earth
Where seeing is believing, and believing creates Trust
Whatever is veiled, does not exists
Such is love, a long lost art
And this world is lacking artists.
By Asma iftikhar
By Asma iftikhar
Dry wells of eyes
Unable to hide;
Illusions and disillusion;
Inside of the mind’s cave.
By Arab Gul
Is like freedom,
‘Cause I don’t need
By Asma Zainab
You wanted to liberate
All your previously bottled emotions
To mend the broken bonds
And taste a nip of freedom
To scrape the past
And heal the wrongs
To silence your demons
And feel the collapse of internal mayhem
To end the frustration of having to ignore
The emotions that knocked your door
You wanted relief
From the darker workings of your mind
To let imagination run wild
And the tears to flow all night
So you ended up in bed
With another tragedy to be read