Zahid Mantoo

The vale lit by blazed maple leaf

The vale lit by blazed maple leaf

My eyes lit up by its luring beauty when I saw the “Vale” cradled in the lap of charming alps. With snow-capped pinnacles and colossal leas wrapped with verdure foliage. Pristine lakes with scintillating water. Turbulent waters gushing from the lakes. Pulsating and quivering like quicksilver. Cascading over the rocks. Cold zephyr and veiled azure […]

 Soudha Sultana

Fake Freedom

Fake Freedom

Under these Bullets and bombs Missiles and drones Our skin tone is not Still humanised enough To touch the merit of Human Rights… Because we don’t own Manacles of your So called “Revolutions” That are still caging our words In the prison of your “Fake freedom” Keep terrorizing Keep killing Keep droning our acreage Till […]

 Web Desk

‘Shikwah’ (A complaint of a victim of oppression)

‘Shikwah’ (A complaint of a victim of oppression)

Kamran Bashir  This complaint is of perpetual grief Leafing from the exceptional memory the immortal misery, And the four roomed heart. The exit from a muscular home Of thy creation To the ongoing oppression, We are inclosed by Draconian nights. After leaving the ungodly night Our dawn worshipped thy might. As the day excited in […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Flake! What it is?

Flake! What it is?

Flakes all in all… Beauty of Flake? What it is? Life of drop forms “rime”, “sleet” and “diamond dust”. Some “dendrites”, “acicular” and a “Slush”. Wind sculpted, the form of “Zastrugi“. “Enigma” exposed. ….. At dawn a “mist” Snowpack with crust. At mid-morn began “corn”. The “Apharwat” enveloped. Souls skiing on champagne (Gulmarg). Again glacial […]

 Arshid Aziz

Rise up again

Rise up again

O Commander! rise up again; In this abysmal darkness, light up again. Every flower scented with thy dew Let the lovers meet, don’t make them wait Now, the blossoms will bloom on other gate. Every petal of tulip weeps on grave Thy foes admit, commander was brave! Oh! The pen bled, the words got sink […]

 Sheikh Aatif

I was lost

I was lost

I was lost in the middle of a sea I don’t know where to go Like a ship I was sailing For myself I was wailing Though I was searching my destiny To find the smile and end my agony It was not cushy for me Because I was lost in the middle of a […]

 Zahid Mantoo

I wanna fly

I wanna fly

I wanna fly, don’t stop me; Here is animosity which stops me; When I see myself the arrow pierced me. If they have athirst of me; See yourself why you kill me; I wanna fly don’t stop me. Don’t kill the desires of me; My mother is waiting for me; She wanders to see a […]

 Sahil Mudasir

To Nature

To Nature

Through the woods trees bow To wisper the tale, Full of dirge and echoes As one passes, Trample scattered leaves. Shakles of sick Horrizon captivated The solitude, How shall destination Be visible, where Steps retreat in fear. Autumnal winds pass, To shed, in anger, Last hopes, holding Brim to bear, The agony, caused By before […]

 Sahil Mudasir

Forgotten Land

Forgotten Land

My Kashmir melting Under the scorching heat, The drops escape and fall To end up the sterility. Peace put to climax By roaring sounds, And stab those, Whose throats fall apart. Paralysed by fear, Holding my reed To penlock my Land, Where men engulf men To pose their innocence. Cruel tides betide And captivate my […]

 Wasif Butt

Patience Awaits

Patience Awaits

Delay your love until, Sorrowful endings become beautiful evenings Mournings pave way to breeze-filled mornings And, winter shadows no more linger Autumn sings prelude of spring and summer. Postpone your desire to feel happy until, Every grieved face finally sends some light Each bad heart faces no bad sight And, light enters to hunt into […]

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