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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 01, 21

An apostrophe is a poetic device where the writer addresses a person or thing that isn’t present with an exclamation...

In the bleak midwinter

By Iqra Nazeer

It's scary what snow can blanket

In the woods desolate 'n distant,

It's scary just the same

About a grin.

Alone

By Amna Ameer

Alone I carry

The bane of my existence

Like a feather

Swaying in the wind

Without a home

Residing only in poetry

Of heavy words

And sublime feelings

Alone I travel

The unchartered lands

Of unknown fears

Making sense of days

That change into nights

Blinking away a lifetime

That on longer belongs to only me

It is shared

With seasons

Confiding at the equinox

Secrets that only I decipher

Held captive in the shadows

That walk next to me at night

They know where I sleep

And creep into my morning tea

Tasting the bitter reality

Of where I used to be

Inside my mind is a home

I built so long ago

I've forgotten where I put the keys

Drowning in deep slumber

Is who I was some time ago

Alone I watch the sunset

As twilight turns to dust

And I watch the world belong to someone else

At least for now I know

The reflection I see

Is no longer me.

Rhyme ‘n’ reason

Apostrophe

An apostrophe is a poetic device where the writer addresses a person or thing that isn’t present with an exclamation.

“O stranger of the future!

O inconceivable being!

whatever the shape of your house,

no matter how strange and colorless the clothes you

may wear,

I bet nobody there likes a wet dog either.

I bet everybody in your pub

even the children, pushes her away.”

- Billy Collins, “To A Stranger Born In Some Distant Country Hundreds Of Years From Now”

Change

By Mah Noor

And then

All of a sudden

I began to like

The things I can't withstand

The change

Compiled by SK