Shahzia Batool (Pakistan)
If God might let me walk the paths of 2014,
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,
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! ! !
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To all of you
Best wishes for the new year...stay safe!