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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

conversation between a father and son

conversation between a father and son

i don't want to go alone
abba alone we are born, alone we depart

bury me at the foot of my father's grave
his grave is another country abba
it does not matter where you are buried
in heaven you will meet your father 
whom you miss so much
and your mother, my mother 
they will all be pleased to see you

will you bury me with my glasses, pen and diary
you will not need them there abba
you will be a free man
there will be no need of glasses 
or medicine or walker

i will meet my father there? 
yes abba and all your relatives and friends

(he was visibly relaxed)

Monday, April 29, 2019

i am sorry

i am sorry mom told me if you're wrong admit it and apologize as am wrong often with my partner in crime i'd utter the three words little did i know she'd prefer an honest debate before accepting those three words

Sunday, April 28, 2019


qaumaiN zindah qaumaiN head lights murdah qaumaiN tail lights

Saturday, April 27, 2019

the journey

the journey snow peak stream river lake ocean cloud snow peak that is nature in its glory what is perplexing (for me) is the journey of a teardrop

Friday, April 26, 2019


tsunami waves of destruction here aid and promises there

Thursday, April 25, 2019


sailab rawaN mauj e tabahi ik taraf imdad aur dilasay doosri taraf

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


overture introvert extrovert overt covert or ambivert are all traits of symphonic overture

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

kal, aaj aur kal

kal, aaj aur kal kal aur tum aaj aur hum kal aur kaun?

Monday, April 22, 2019

yesterday, today and tomorrow

yesterday, today and tomorrow yesterday and you today and me tomorrow....?

Sunday, April 21, 2019

kal aur aaj

kal aur aaj i t'ri muskurahat aaj kyuN hay pu'r shikan mita do shikanaiN shokhi raj karay phir

Saturday, April 20, 2019

yesterday and today

yesterday and today why is your smile so wrinkled today? fold it away and be happy

Friday, April 19, 2019


mukalma hello? hello? hello? aap kaisay haiN? mohterma aap ko kis say baat kerni hay? achcha tou ab hum mohterma ho ga'aye? arey bhai aap ko kis say baat kerni hay? achcha ab hum bhai bun ga'aye?

oof, yara kis say baat kerni hay? kamal hay. kal tou maiN na mohterma thee
na bhai, na yara. then I hung up

Thursday, April 18, 2019


#NotreDame intriguing romance passionate perseverance atlantis babylon el dorado persepolis saraswati shangri la and rivers of what-ifs tiptoeing long into the silent night

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Om Mani Padme Hum *

Om Mani Padme Hum *

at eleuthera's lighthouse beach
twirling around my bare feet
the waves from the atlantic
and the caribbean sea
that have travelled
unhampered miles
to embrace the pink sand
with their foam, froth and fret
and the crisis of their history       
touch the shores barely
only to move on


waves could part lessons
stuck forever in timelines
these waves encountered
nets, debris, boats, breakwaters
clouds that float to peaks
snow, streams and rivers 
and back to the ocean
but their love and resolve
remains unfulfilled

         paani paani ker gaee mujh kO Qalander ki yeh baat
        tu jhuka jub ghair kay aagay na munn tera na tann
                                                     (iqbal- dayar e ish'q)

om mani padme hum
paani paani paani paani


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

khauf aata hay is laf'z say ab

khauf aata hay is laf'z say ab khatray maiN hay jamhuriyat theek kub thee jo ab... khatray maiN hay insaniyat khatray maiN hay aazadi e raae khatray maiN hay yeh duniya aakhirat na ho baqi sub theek hay khauf aata hay is laf'z say ab

Monday, April 15, 2019

ger jeena chahtay ho

ger jeena chahtay ho
bolo mut likho mut soucho mut jaantay nahiN is daur e jahilya maiN yeh sub mum'noo hay ger jeena chahtay ho bolo mut likho mut soucho mut #MashaalKhan

Sunday, April 14, 2019


inarticulate inaudible inadequate inconsistent inaccessible inaccurate inactive inadvertent inanimate inappropriate inarticulate neither in nor out neither donkey nor elephant

Saturday, April 13, 2019

one of those days

one of those days at the bottom of the cup there were no tea leaves to read just dark murky residue assange second amendment or the fifth brexit may, as in after april no, nothing and then realized been drinking coffee

Friday, April 12, 2019

sign of times

sign of times i told my sweetheart once what would i do without you my amour fast forward these days i see fog and shadows lurking without these glasses
Hah! Trusty old frame fitted with new lenses is here💕 No more cleaning my glasses for ages - wiping off paint - because they kept sliding off onto the palette 🤪🤓

Thursday, April 11, 2019


jub faseelaiN hON haael darmiaN maiN phir kaisee shana saee kaisa iqraar

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


bojh kuch apna kuch ghairON ka guillotine only way to get rid of

Tuesday, April 09, 2019


bravely carrying the burden of centuries facing changing climes hoping against hope men will learn
The #poem inside is perfect I have a very clumsy retrieval process for getting it out Carolyn Kizer #writing #poetry

Monday, April 08, 2019

the odd one

spring fall winter birth death mirth grief cyclical and (almost) predictable death is the odd one unpredictable
Some Die Young... Some Die Old

Sunday, April 07, 2019

if only they had a keyboard

if only they had a keyboard these walls will spellbind us
with stories of lives loves losses bereavement over the centuries
Time Moves On... Life Goes on Disintegrating

Saturday, April 06, 2019

hum-tum maiN fairshta koi nahiN

hum-tum maiN fairshta koi nahiN insaanoN MaiN yeh justujoo farishtoN ki kuch ajeeb hay farishtON ko hukum dya tha sajda karo insaanoN ko

Friday, April 05, 2019

the greater tragedy

the greater tragedy* the day he was hanged no one protested


Thursday, April 04, 2019

blank canvas

blank canvas tasav'vur maiN basi tasveer nahiN banti kahaaN say aa'aye woh a'da, shOkhi, haya

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

farar e bay-sood

farar e bay-sood khwahishoN kay khaab say jub khuli aankh paya khood ko khwahishoN kay sehra maiN baRi mushkil se jo nikla wahaaN say phans gaya khwahishouN kay daldal maiN

Tuesday, April 02, 2019


itna intezar kya kay ab intezar se dil lag gaya goya

Monday, April 01, 2019

meray sajeelay jawanon

meray sajeelay jawanon nahiN hay taqaat paas aapkay ker sakhay jo zakhmi humaiN suroor e sarkashi kya hay yeh tum na samajh pao gay #saluteptm