Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

Fond Paradoxes ii


War is like Peace
in which lawlessness prevails
no comfort but terror without ease.

Evening is like Morning
having twilight of the same hues
both mark the end of each other.

Peers are like foes
a snake in the grass
seeking for self-concerns.

A lie is like the Truth
spoken with an evil base
causing end to the smile of hearts.

Gloom is like Glee
bringing tears to eyes
two wheels moving on the same axle-tree.

Education is like stark ignorance
teaching doubts while growing faith
in fortune-teller rather than fortune-Maker.

Submitted: Friday, August 30, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013

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  • Poet's Fan (9/10/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    'PEACE' ALSO DOES NOT AUGUR WELL FOR THE WORLD, BECAUSE PEACETIME IS LIKE WAR TIME, YES IT IS A PARADOX, , JUST WISH THE POEM DOES NOT PORTEND WORSE THAN THIS, , [ the best part of shahzia's poems is that she is a master craftsman and, highly sensitive and her another name is ORIGINALITY par excellence, , honestly i have no words to praise her.. she stands out here among the crowd, , thanx for being here.. (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (9/7/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    A poem that depicts your deep insight into life. I can't tell which one i liked the most because all of them have equally moved me.
    A spectacular work! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/30/2013 10:27:00 AM)

    We are losing humanity and gaining to be a beast and I'm with brother Sallam Yassin nice poem unbeatable
    Allahadolillaah glory to be Allah (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (8/30/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    true and this world became crazy on a wild truck
    like the driver is the same in every where (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/30/2013 7:00:00 AM)

    Your fond paradoxes are increasing in number. It does not matter now to do it RIGHT or commit a FOLLY. Each pair of opposites seems to be two sides of the same coin. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/30/2013 6:46:00 AM)

    Wow....Wonderful write.as usual.....Shahzia..

    I am really missing you..I have not seen you since long...IF you have time please do read my two poems.. Laybrinth and funny poem Happy learning Dear! ..Thank you. (Report) Reply

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