Asif Baloch

Rookie (06-06-1978 / karachi)

No regrets


No regrets
Nay I have no regrets
For the time that passed away
Joys and happiness died
Loneliness and sorrows
Tiptoed into my life

No regrets
Nay I have no regrets
For the feelings doth burned
And the yearnings never yearned
Smiles those faded away
Lies of life which did betray

No regrets
Nay I have no regrets
For love which never become mine
And searching like fool and blind
Lashes those put by thoughts
Snatched away all last hopes

Now I am lying on the bed
Made of thorns and venomous blades
Looking into the cold and frigid eyes
Pleading her to take my soul away
Once dead there will be no regrets
Nay there will be no regrets

Submitted: Monday, November 17, 2008
Edited: Monday, May 03, 2010

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  • Rookie Asif Gopang (12/11/2009 10:38:00 PM)

    Yar Asif it me Gops! moo khe anja yaqeen na tho ache ta mohnjo dost etro zabadast shair ahe Allah Tohnjee madad kare.
    Love u dear take care (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (8/10/2009 4:42:00 AM)

    Hey dude..
    this is very emotional piece..
    Written from heart.. you have put your soul into it..
    filled with innermost feelings.. great! ! ! !

    with love
    shan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (11/23/2008 6:42:00 AM)

    regret not oh! heart for all the things that are done...for what u have seen and where u have been is what u are today...regret not! ! well penned (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Seema Aarella (11/21/2008 9:08:00 PM)

    'No Regrets' the golden words which i would like to utter on the last day of my life, but willi be in that position? i doubt....but if u feel that way u are really lucky....nice write aijaz! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ben Gieske (11/20/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    Reads very nicely with a good flow. Certain words like “tiptoed”, “snatched”, and “venomous blades” add a lot of flavor. Repeating the first two lines and ending with that same idea is effective. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Little Hatila ;) (11/20/2008 11:05:00 AM)

    wow...i really liked it...it seems it was came from the your heart...live without any regrets...

    Hataw (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tissa Calvert (11/20/2008 10:21:00 AM)

    based on your thoughts it is pretty good there are always room for improvement though. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (11/20/2008 2:07:00 AM)

    A nice poem Asif, but very depressive. Why so pity? People come and go but life never ends, it goes on....Cheer up now and write a poem with real ' No Regret '! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Seema Chowdhury (11/18/2008 7:51:00 PM)

    asif, no regrets is a nice poem but why are your ending lines so depress?
    remember when we are frustrated we only think that with death everything will end, but we don't know that for sure. life has lots of ups and downs. be strong and learn to handle them all and be happy.
    take care and next time i hope i'll see a happy poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jim Valero (11/18/2008 3:59:00 PM)

    I shall try to give an honest and objective opinion on the poem. I think the two lines beginning each verse paragraph perform their function well-they reiterate the speaker's statements that he feels 'no regrets' concerning anything he has lived through. He points out that he has felt both joy and happiness and that 'the feelings doth [sic] burned' at some point in his life. (It should read 'did burn, ' though.)

    However, his insistence that there are 'no regrets' sounds rather as if he were trying to convince himself of something one feels is the opposite-that there are indeed regrets at 'yearnings never yearned, ' 'smiles' which 'faded away, ' 'lies.. that did betray, ' and 'love that never became [his].' The reader feels this way because almost all of the things mentioned in the poem are hurtful or negative. And, , despite having been 'searching like a fool and blind, ' he still lies in a 'bed or thorns and venomous blades, ' looking into 'cold and frigid eyes, ' and 'pleads' with a woman who obviously is not interested in the speaker's affections. As he says poignantly in the last line-'Once dead there'll be no regrets.' Right! So it's time to stop feeling sorry for oneself and move on.

    As a subject for a poem, carpe diem, or 'seize the day' because we may die any moment, seems good. The two opening lines of each verse paragraph may be made to sound sincere if the speaker would balance the things for which there are no regrets, mentioning both positive and negative events or emotions. Furthermore, and most important, the speaker should let go of the lady in the last stanza to show that indeed there will be 'no regrets' for what could not be. This may convince the reader that there are indeed 'no regrets.' (Report) Reply

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