Lubna S. Khan

Rookie - 7 Points (06/20/1990 / Dahanu, Maharashtra, India)

(02) A Human Life - Poem by Lubna S. Khan

If my life were a paper,
I would have brightened it with colours.
If my life were a vase,
I would have decorated it with flowers.

If my life were a kite,
I would have flown it in the sky.
If my life itself were an answer,
I would have never asked it 'why'.

Oh alas! My life is but human.
It's nothing but a lively statue.
All I can be is a doyen,
Who can be a showcase of these virtues!

(written in the eight grade, Year-2004)


Comments about (02) A Human Life by Lubna S. Khan

  • Saadat Tahir (5/3/2009 2:33:00 AM)


    Hi LSK
    this is an extremely well written poem
    its spans an expansive vista that i dont think u can really grasp at this age...
    an dont be bothered with moronish comments...
    poetry is poetry...it frees your expression in a million ways... unfolding into tentacles that claw up the pinnacle of expression

    you have done an exquiste pice...rightly be proud of it
    cheers...its a tenner
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  • (5/11/2006 6:31:00 AM)


    No...you are not hopeless in this poem! Its your interpretation that matters - not other people's views. I really like this poem and I like the first two lines!

    'If my life were a paper,
    I would have brightened it with colours.'

    - Keep brightening life with poetry!

    Dona
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  • (5/10/2006 12:36:00 AM)


    this is a messsage for those who think i am hopeless in this poem. instead, what i mean here is that my life is but human and it is for this reason that it can neither be a paper nor a kite nor a vase. what it can be is an epitome of all these things with all the above values embedded in it. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2006 2:36:00 PM)


    Miss! Your philosophy in this poem is not good and is full of ungratefulness and hopelessness, may be that be of because of your being in your younger age. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006


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