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Monday, May 16, 2022

not cocooned: marooned

 not cocooned: marooned

hermetic nor sequestered
from what goes around
the winds overwhelming
rudderless in mid-ocean
               all efforts
appear insignificant
marooned: exhausted
but not cocooned
the sliver of hope
still burns deep

#tpoem
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(for sac who wrote:"Very interesting. But how is it that you can cut yourself off from the rest of the world and be in a cocoon."  in response to:

https://wordpress.com/post/baithuk.wordpress.com/21784

confession: am guilty

to be content
even peaceful
despite troublesome
pangs of conscience
when the world around
    yours and mine
        is in turmoil
            is criminal
and am guilty

#tpoem
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Sunday, May 15, 2022

confession: am guilty

confession: am guilty

to be content
even peaceful
despite troublesome
pangs of conscience
when the world around
    yours and mine
        is in turmoil
            is criminal
and am guilty

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Saturday, May 14, 2022

the solution

the solution

bijli ka bohraan
shadeed garmi
paani nahiN
mehangai
    petrol
        imf
diminishing reserves  
neutral neutral nahiN
kyuN na yeh nuskha
bhee aazmaaN laiN?

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Replying to
دیکھتی آنکھوں، سنتے کانوں کیلئے #عمرانی_فتنہ کا پیغام: "میں نہیں، تو پاکستان پہ ایٹم بم گرا دو."









Friday, May 13, 2022

one shireen, many farhads

 one shireen, many farhads


in death
she defied
her zionist killers
and the western media
creating thousands of farhads
who will confront and flout the occupiers

#tpoem
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

mourned and unmourned

mourned and unmourned

sharp shooters
drone operators
anonymous killers
will die one day
unmourned
shireens, sabeens
indiras, benazirs
would outlive them 

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

life's open prison

 life's open prison


saqi's captive cat*1
or the prisoner
of landi kotal*2
pensively peering
from behind the bars
the cat, the prisoner
          you and i
like it or not
we are all incarcerated

1: https://wordpress.com/post/baithuk.wordpress.com/7541
2: https://wordpress.com/post/baithuk.wordpress.com/7468

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

hope, death and taxes

 hope, death and taxes


in life sages say
death and taxes
are the two certainties
i beg to differ
taxes are avoidable
(see them billionaires)
and physical death
is a surety
but death of  hope
is worse

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Ambition is the servant of hope. It finds no anchor once hope dies.


Monday, May 09, 2022

freedom and slavery

freedom and slavery

freedom
        comes at a cost
slavery
        is free

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

 

Sunday, May 08, 2022

#MothersDay2022: compulsion or gratification

 #MothersDay2022: compulsion or gratification

why
state the obvious
is it compulsion
or gratification
when the obvious
need no reiteration?

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Saturday, May 07, 2022

roe vs. wade

 roe vs. wade


headstrong black robes
who knowingly lied
          under oath
care little about unborn
and we have weaklings
         across the aisle
who have options available
         but are indecisive

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Friday, May 06, 2022

on love and lovers

 on love and lovers


when moon rays
      cavort
            with sun rays
is the moment
when past, present
and future diffuse
      when love
            and lovers
                  merge

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 05, 2022

words fail

words fail


words fail
when necrophiles
dig up a woman's grave
    blame the state
        or the society
for these degenerate
depraved perverts?

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

TRIGGER WARNING: A girl died in village Chak Kamala, Gujrat on 2nd day of Eid and today (Unidentified) Men dug up her grave and raped the dead body. Not only her body was completely covered but also she was almost 8ft under the ground. It's really tough to be a Woman in Pakistan.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

daira aur lakeer

 daira aur lakeer


daira
        dairay
dairoN ka saf'r
khatam hota hay
        ik lakeer per

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

circular dilemma

 circular dilemma


          for many
there are no roads
         that diverge
in a circle, treading
from birth to death
         day in and out
losing track of mileposts
         ending in flat lines

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Monday, May 02, 2022

ashloq

 ashlok


mashq
    mashq e sukhan
mushk
    mushkbar
ashk
   ashk e jigar soz
ashlok

#tpoem
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Sunday, May 01, 2022

irony alert

 irony alert


country created
in the name of religion
      is on its way
          to be done in
by her followers
of that religion

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com


Saturday, April 30, 2022

on languages: living or dying

on languages: living or dying

some languages die
with the practitioners
    others die
        when Time
leaves them behind
        and
some come alive
when scholars 
stroke their flickers

#tpoem
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Friday, April 29, 2022

round one

 round one


the match begins
emotions and thoughts
        circle the ring
throw punches
some hit, some miss
        bell rings
they return to their corner
        this is how
a poem or a painting
        comes alive

#tpoem
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

how times are changing my lovely

 how times are changing my lovely


          once
emotions were triggered
by your coy smile
or an ephemeral look
         today
in the age of covid
emotions are triggered
by fringe induced
political provocations

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

shaikh o brahman

 shaikh o brahman


brahman bur'h'um hogaya
jub oosnay yeh suna
ka'aba kay poojnay waloN say
kay ho ga'aye haiN
sub brahman, shaikh o zahid
hami farsooda nazaryat kay

#tpoem
baithak.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

khabardaar

 khabardaar


bacho oon kaay ghussay say
jinko zair e paa rakha hay
haq e ra'aye dahi say
                  mehroom
tay'aish maiN aaker kisi din
woh sub kuch ker jaiNgay

#tpoem
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