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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 02, 20

I accept you in your inane, darkest, gracefully twisted way...In your weak, weird, flawed way...

Buried Love

By Sara Teasdale

I shall bury my weary Love

Beneath a tree,

In the forest tall and black

Where none can see.

I shall put no flowers at his head,

Nor stone at his feet,

For the mouth I loved so much

Was bittersweet.

I shall go no more to his grave,

For the woods are cold.

I shall gather as much of joy

As my hands can hold.

I shall stay all day in the sun

Where the wide winds blow,

But oh, I shall weep at night

When none will know.

This girl

By Zainab Shakeel

The girl standing in front of the mirror

Marvelling at herself, full of errors

Smiling at her contorted reflection

Unusually, she seems frightfully proud

The voices in her head are echoing loud

I love you, listen, in your fullest woes

I accept you in your inane, darkest, gracefully twisted way

In your weak, weird, flawed way

I love you and you’re worth it

You are good, kind, full of life

Contagious with your stormy energy

Mustering up the courage

The girl hugged her reflection and said

So complicated

Look how we just made it

See this feeling is so liberating

Loving raw and real self, stop fabricating

Relief

By Ayesha Malik

A bit of relief

From an endless grief

A little bud grows

Out of huge heaps

Of rubbish and leaves

The slow entwining hope

Resonates the slope

Soon after the barren hill

Brims up to its fill

With fragrant flowers

And bounteous greens

It all starts

With a single seed

Growing, anticipating

An unusual creed

Fire and ice melt into one

Creating anew, earth and sun

So finds a breakthrough

Amidst the darkness

A gushing fountain

Of love and happiness

There’s no you without me

By Tahreem Asghar

There’s no love without madness,

There’s no poetry without sadness.

Just like without woods;

There’s no fire in the hearth,

Without sadness there’s no rhyme or words

Without the sky, there’s no home to stars

Without me there’s no you, which is the worst of all

Compiled by SK