Biography of asma bahrainwala
A Star in this Vast Universe;
A Drop in these Vast Oceans;
A Blink in the Eye of Eternity;
This Is Me.
asma bahrainwala Poems
I am a well. Confined by a wall; Restricted by a boundary; Stagnated by it all.
A Sudden Storm
The blinding light Of the brightest ever sun Suddenly shrouded By a thick pall of impenetrable darkness.
*** Soulful Ruminations
Emotions, images, ideas Touch my mind Like a plectrum touching The strings of a lyre.
** (My First Attempt At Satire)
A mighty nincompoop The presiding deity seated on The canonical pedestal Sways his scepter
Winds Of Change
A solitary stunted bud In a barren garden Of repressed desires Parched to the core
Who Is A Friend?
A friend is someone To call upon During times— Good and bad.
Is Poet A Lunatic?
“A poet is a lunatic— Beware! ” This is what I encounter Each day.
Beach (A Tanka)
Pebbles on the beach Pierce through our heels as we walk A mild price to pay For the damage we subject
Words Are All I Have
Your deep guttural voice Sets each cell ablaze; Your varied intonations Evoke myriad passions within;
The bright blue scarf of the clear sky, The dazzling gold of the yellow sun, The cold, tickling drops of sweat (on my hot brow) Intoxicate me.
Let Me Fly
I was born Free. Free to fly high And soar into
If Only I Could…
If only I could Go back in time, I would relive All the happy moments
The One That He Loved
When he saw her The very first time, All that he knew was That she was his.
The cursor blinking On a blank page, As blank as My blank mind.
I Am Built That Way
I am built that way—
No alterations can be made.
You gotta be thick-skinned,
You gotta be manipulative,
You gotta be artful.
But to be all of these—