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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 04, 21

The haunting darkness engulfing me... As I looked for myself in the dark room...

Escape

By Mah Noor

The four walls tightening their enclosure

As I sat in the middle of the room

With broken dreams

And collecting the shards of broken desires

The haunting darkness engulfing me

As I looked for myself in the dark room

I heard the pounding heart

And felt the warm tears

So I trembled and stood

By burning myself

Looking for an escape

With the hope that in the journey

I’ll find myself

Stay

By Ayesha Malik

Saying those three words

Take every ounce of energy

How easy it seems to say?

Yet the most difficult entree

To give yourself in whole

For someone who stays

Through the pauses and the pain

When you gasp for air and see

That someone is there

Not merely in words

In essence and in plain

So, it seems easy

To give it away

A part of you

That was hid away

Under layers upon layers

Of dark enclaves

A light shone through

I was able to say

You need to stay.

Poems forever

Love and Friendship

By Emily Bronte

Live is like the wild rose-briar;

Friendship like the holly-tree.

The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,

But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,

Its summer blossoms scent the air;

Yet wait till winter comes again,

And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then, scorn the silly rose-wreath now,

And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,

That, when December blights thy brow,

He still may leave thy garland green.

Reflection

By Areeba Naseer

Losing myself in agony

Staring deep into my heart

What went wrong?

Silence echoes, I hear myself

This is where I belong!

Like the spring breeze

Which carries fragrance

My own universe swirls around me,

Nothing but quiet darkness

Hiding millions of stars within it

Here I am, a whirling galaxy

Silent and beautiful

Just enough for myself!

Compiled by SK