Poetry

WHEATHER GENUINE CAUSE OF ANGER?

Enraged I stroll towards The counter, To involve myself in A brutal encounter; The salesman gave me rupees Five less, A gruesome mistake that He should confess, Was the well aware Of it, Or did the mistakingly Di it, Remains to be seen Or is it My frustration built in. ZEENAT IQBAL HAKIMJEE Read More »

TO EACH HIS OWN

May I have enough tolerance, Not to take offence; At whatever character trait The other may portray: If he does not possess…. ….A sense of humour Or enjoys spreading Every once in a while…. A rumour. Enjoys coming late, Or does not felicitate. Why does that foul my mood? When I sometimes am up to no good. Do I not ... Read More »

BUZZ OFF TELEPHONE

Be hold and me apprise Of the current inflation and rise   In atta prices and the general And of course dowries too   Acquaint you I shall with the So called water and loo   Escapism with my telephone From the hullabaloo   Hi, Hullo, how do you do? Hadn’t we just met   Before an hour or two ... Read More »

SACRIFICE

It seemed like my paradise was there to stay, Everything I always wanted I possessed, To hold to cherish till, I was dead The envy of the crowd, I swayed to the rhythm My heart heat and my breath hummed, We were five in all, two boys and a girl, The mild summer and a picnic by the beach Snowflakes ... Read More »

JOY AND SORROW

The begum dashes by in – – Her flashing car, To meet a companion at – – A destination afar. At a meeting point In a parlour, Five boys voraciously In a corner ice Cream devour, The silk saris and golden bangles Glittering in the light, The high heels and the leather purses Presenting a sight; The beggar in his ... Read More »

BE PUSHY, FRIEND. WHEN REQUIRED

In the line of bill payers at the bank, As the fairer sex, If sick don’t just be blank “Ladies first”, “excuse me11, “before you please” For deals with unpaid bills, Ask for goods back, threat if you will, Repeat the request for a job. You may make it from the mob, Instead of standing, share the seat on the ... Read More »

COURTSHIP BETWEEN THE CAT AND THE CROW

My backyard is livened up By the cat and the crow. From a distance they for each other A liking show. Caw Caw, Meow Meow they hark & howl. A din enough, to disturb the neighbouring fowl Both of them perched on the dustbin. Turn by turn. Waiting for a morsel, from the kitchen to return. Up goes the left ... Read More »

LIFES UPS AND DOWNS

As the mountaineer up the mountain ascends, Traversing the path that he will have to descend. At the sight, an ordinary man Would have shuddered. Up hills and pitfalls, All a part of life. Whether it is easy going or only strife. Sometimes an obstacle comes in the way, Sometimes it is smooth going all the way, Lifes ups and ... Read More »

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

Walking about in torn and tattered clothes, Looking messy with a running nose.   Crippled, unable to walk properly, The arrogant man, looks at him disdainfully.   The other day the car almost ran her down, As she leaped forward, begging For an aim,   Hand outstretched, unable to see, In the sun, wearing dark glasses, Makes him look shady. ... Read More »

INNOCENCE

As the child looked with his eyes wide open, I thought, on innocence I would write a poem;   Unaware of the sins committed by society. Oblivious of death and calamity:   Playing with a toy gun in the hand, As if the real one has not harmed the land;   Exist, does a lie, denied, The solemn truth will ... Read More »