Usman Hanif Poems
A Night Before Battle
</>Lying in the open and gazing at stars
Gives me nothing but the war of thoughts
The thoughts try to defeat one another
but die in vain to let in new thoughts
Shield below my head sword in the hands
my head visualizes the attack of bands
Blood rush through my head n heart
on the ground of thoughts my spirit lands.
There is no one to fight, no blood to spill
Below is the dissolving ground of thoughts
Hordes and hordes of vermins wait to kill
with no blade to fight, no armor to defend
Ground changes the colour, blood gushes in brain
Could You Live Again?
o'! the dead one, could you live again?
to see on my wry face, that grin again
to let me forget all the bitter thoughts
to clear my vision, could you live again?
to let my wet eyes see something seen before
to be with, with whom i had always been before
to let me bring back all the rusted memory
to let me think again, could you live again?