Written By : Dr Ikram Azam
One Night --- 15 Poems
Total 16 poems
Life and Lightning!
Lightning is also life
The life of the storm
Which comes and goes
Like many people in one’s life!
She was a resonant Rubai
True to her name
She rose from the heart
To live in the heart
Incomparably more precious
Than any pearl and poem!
People without values and principles
Are rootless, anchorless, homeless
Like stowaway drift-root
Ever at the mercy of winds and waves!
4. Life and Light!
No matter how fallible
And thereby, vulnerable
Human beings are both life and light
The life of each other
And the light of learning!
5. Sad Smiles!
They are the inner silent story
Of hurt hearts, broken lives
But brave minds
And daring, divine souls!
6. True Selves!
They are of those who
Counting life’s blessings gratefully!
7. True Love!
This is a weirdo world
In which true love survives silently
Existing not just privately in the heart
It also coexists peacefully in soul mates!
It speaks wordlessly
Like the foot-falls of fallen leaves
And the rousing rustle of psalms
For it is the spirit’s soulful symphony!
9. Experientially So!
We are human beings
Like all of sentient nature!
10. Star Gazing!
Perched on high hills
We are all bird watchers and Star gazers
Waiting for a fallen star
To wish for Peace on Earth!
Life here on Earth
It is just the start to Eternity
At best a transition to Infinity
Loving Souls never part
Being destined for reunion Hereafter!
12. Love and Hate!
They are transitions
In life’s continuum
The heart pursues peace through love
But gets hurt on the way
And stumbles into the pit of hate!
Despite all hurts and hurdles
The human heart is resolutely resilient
The mind is miraculously tenacious
Because Life is a Temple of Loving Hope!
14. The Truth!
It is the truth, the tenacious truth
Which makes true love meaningful
And life persistently peaceful
Like Edenic Bliss!
Children are the soul and spirit of a well-knit happy family
The future belongs to the children and youth of
The present and successive generations
So let us nature and groom them tenderly, lovingly, caringly, sharingly
For their future roles, responsibilities and rights!
“Who will protect us from our guardians”? (Jouvenel 2nd century Roman poet).
The reference is not to
Our two guardian angels perched on our two shoulders
Nor to our beloved parents, benign family and benevolent friends:
It is to the self-seeking power and political elite
But above all to the Global MIIICC
Military Industrial Intellectual Intelligence Cultural Complex
Which breeds and brews, stews and spaws the antagonistic anti-culture of
WMDs War and reactive-reactionary Terrorisnol
The key-core-critical question remains:
“Who will protect us from our guardians?”
Both international and indigenious!
The answer is
Not the UN
Nor the World Powers!
The only alternative left is
We, ourselves: The People
Individually and collectively
Conscientiously, responsibly: caringly and sharingly!