Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

2014


If God might let me walk the paths of 2014,
(ameen)
then I shall spend it
as a research scholar, a student of life;

I shall learn the tones of voices,
the moods' diction, the words unsaid;
steal the shades from the rainbow stripes,
the colored band,
and make them the ink for my new poems;

I shall snap the spell of silence, and
learn to talk aloud;
sanity will be my targeted objective...
the east sky will energize me
the west sky will be my Major;

I shall learn to break the metaphors
by reading the text of my dreams;

declare myself a soldier hard
against the seven deadly sins;

I shall learn the ways of sages
keeping sailors' vision
in their eyes, under their skins,

yes,

I shall rise and I shall shine
no way but this,
for the stars threatened me on terms,
have put a condition before me
that they won't talk to me
unless I become the leading luminary
brightening up my own horizon! ! !

Submitted: Monday, December 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Courtesy: 2013 by Aswath Raman!
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To all of you
Best wishes for the new year...stay safe!

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  • Faria Aslam (2/4/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    The images used in the poem are attractive and takes in the word of imagination. May this new year come true all the dreams (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (12/24/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    An excellently penned write which depicts how you wish to spend The New Year, Shahzia. A very uplifting write, superbly expressed. A joy to read! Thank you for sharing. I wish all of your dreams to come true and all of your wishes to be fulfilled in 2014 and I pray the year ahead is filled with every possible happiness for you, dear poetess. Happy New Year, Shahzia... (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (12/23/2013 1:29:00 AM)

    very well. may you shine. ameen.
    i see here, life, pure life.
    life has wishes, hopes, dreams, aims.
    life is a great gift and responsibility. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/20/2013 4:05:00 PM)

    shame on those stars for being so picky.
    i especially enjoyed reading and considering, ever so briefly, the lines:

    steal the shades from the rainbow stripes,
    the colored band,
    and make them the ink for my new poems; ............that should be interesting!

    but leave a little color in the sky for the rest of us to enjoy, please!

    yes, stay safe....if possible. thanks for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (12/18/2013 12:53:00 PM)

    What a solemn and sublime vow! .........''declare myself a soldier hard
    against the seven deadly sins; ...May God bestow you with courage and strength! (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (12/15/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    Amen
    let the year (life)
    goes with your motive
    dreams of noble heart
    Happy new year and holidays (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (12/14/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    A well composed, thoughtful, optimistically positive and a poem full of hope. I have nothing more to say but AMEN (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (12/14/2013 9:14:00 AM)

    A well composed, thoughtful, optimistically positive and a poem full of hope. I have nothing more to say but AMEN (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (12/12/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    Against d seven deadly sins wah, what resolutions, yeah a luminary to enlighten yor own path. Ah yes. And to b a researcher is a very Islamoscholar type person which is a great line. Fond wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/12/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    Best Wishes to you Shahzia. Keep dreaming and take a steps towards it. You will definitely make all your dreams come true. Let 2014 brightens you life. God Bless you! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (12/12/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    Very best wishes to you also Shahzia - I hope you achieve all you wish for in the coming year. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/12/2013 10:53:00 AM)

    To be a student of life. A teacher is a student for life any way. To do research about life and be student of life is a noble motive indeed. Wish you a great new year. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (12/12/2013 4:30:00 AM)

    wat a fantastic New Year resolution Mam, which works towards our individual betterment, to emerge a more stronger person than we are now.
    We wish you too a v happy new year (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (12/10/2013 1:12:00 PM)

    some NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS here :)

    I shall rise and I shall shine

    You are and you will always be a shining star not only in the world of poetry but in all areas of your expertise and NO DOUBT they are many :)
    A delightful poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

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