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Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 13,172 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Hidden in Ashes


You ignored me many times,
As if,
I am a stranger to you,
When you look at me,
In the crowds of a gathering,
You don't smile,
And you prefer to sit at,
A place,
Quiet far from me,
When I talk to you,
You utter,
Just two or three words,
When you see me on a road,
You don't wave your hands,
When we discuss politics,
You don't oppose me,
Your silence is painful,
But I take it as a color,
Of the lovely rainbow,
That is beauty of friendship.

I am not annoyed,
My friend,
I know there is something,
In me, yes in me,
That has annoyed you,
But that something,
Is annoying me,
I'll not ask you,
I know the art,
Of studying myself,
My conscience,
Is self-accountable,
I am a human being,
What so if I commit,
Something wrong,
I am not aware with.

But I assure you dear,
A day will come,
When my conscience will send,
A message to me,
Being aware of my guilt,
I shall mend it at once,
And I'll come to you,
And embrace you dear,
And your lovely smile,
Will blossom the flowers,
Of a dormant friendship,
Buried alive in ashes,
Still hot with passion,
The twinkling sparks,
Like hidden stars,
In the thick dense clouds,
Facing suffocation,
Still alive!

Submitted: Monday, September 01, 2014
Edited: Monday, September 01, 2014

Topic(s): friendship


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

But before any message from my conscience, he called on me yesterday, and embraced me. This poem is for satisfaction of his ego, informing him that I was also planning to do it.

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,565 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/2/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem. True friendship will never get broken forever. It will remain alive in heart. Sometimes misunderstandings can happen but this a phase of life. Inner conscience will never allow, to let go off the friendship.
    I loved reading each lines. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,010 Points Valsa George (9/2/2014 11:23:00 AM)

    So the grey clouds have drifted away and the sky is once more cerulean blue! The smouldering fire of friendship has strengthened into bright flames! Great write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 512 Points Silvi Tripathy (9/1/2014 8:11:00 AM)

    A day will come,
    When my conscience will send,
    A message to me,
    Being aware of my guilt,
    Good experience sir. I liked it much. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,128 Points Khalida Bano Ali (9/1/2014 2:56:00 AM)

    The apparent meaning of this poem is activation of a dormant friendship, but it seems to me the real meaning of this poem is too far beyond the frontiers of imagination. (Report) Reply

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