asma bahrainwala

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (2/18/2007 4:52:00 AM)

    Asma your work is so good, Fantastic poet i agree...

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  • Reuben Matthew (11/20/2006 4:32:00 AM)

    Dear Asma,

    You are a fantastic poet. You have a natural flair for words and it reflects in your poetry. Your poems dont read like they are laboriously constructed. Your ideas dont appear contrived. Your thoughts, and thereby your poems, flow smoothly.

    The simplicity and (yet) the density are the most striking features about your poetry. One can either read and just enjoy your poems or one can brood over it and derive something out of it.

    Keep up the good work, Asma.

    Best Wishes,

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  • Kunal Kunal (11/8/2006 12:54:00 AM)

    You are a brilliant poet. Please keep it up. Thanks


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Best Poem of asma bahrainwala


I am a well.
Confined by a wall;
Restricted by a boundary;
Stagnated by it all.

I desire to be a river;
I desire to flow;
I desire to merge
With waters diverse.

My wall is a block.
A societal construct;
A self-imposed isolation;
A resultant stagnation.

I desire to break this wall
I desire to flow

3rd September 2006

Read the full of Desire

I Am Built That Way

I am built that way—
No alterations can be made.

Everyone says—
You gotta be thick-skinned,
You gotta be manipulative,
You gotta be artful.

But to be all of these—