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
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.
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.
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