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Sadiqullah Khan

Shadows From The Past

Shadows from the past
Long and frightening shadows
Unlike memories
Memories of beauty and spring
But shadows from the past
Like painful drill
For how long
I shall call them memories
When they have not strengthened me
When every moment of those shadows
Make me sick
For memories are made of today’s events
And today’s events are not memorable

Shadows from the past
Where I place them
And a faint glimpse of your beauty
That overshadows the shadows
And give me some hope for living
Deep in the subconscious
I inherited those images
Frightening shadows
And I am transmitting those
To my generation next
For I want that they should also know
The demons and the shadows

Yes I know
We should talk of beauty
And beauty alone
Of the spring
And the nightingale
Of sunny afternoons
But when will the dawn of that immensity
Reveal itself on this canvas
When people will be free to choose
Their destinies
And when
There will be happiness all around

Let’s make memories
For our tomorrows
Let’s search
And rise for that beauty
Within ourselves
That light in our bosoms
That will enlighten
Every dark corner
In our hearts
And minds
For every one
Is a chosen one

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008
Edited: Friday, July 04, 2008

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Anjali Sinha (10/30/2008 9:16:00 AM)

    'Let’s search
    And rise for that beauty
    Within ourselves'
    Yes we should
    --Powerful write--i like your poems Sadiq
    nice themes with lots of meanings.
    ++++++++10 as always
    regards anju (Report) Reply

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