Shahzia Batool

Bronze Star - 2,265 Points (Pakistan)

2014 - Poem by Shahzia Batool

If God might let me walk the paths of 2014,
then I shall spend it
as a research scholar, a student of life;

I shall learn the tones of voices,
the moods' diction, the words unsaid;
steal the shades from the rainbow stripes,
the colored band,
and make them the ink for my new poems;

I shall snap the spell of silence, and
learn to talk aloud;
sanity will be my targeted objective...
the east sky will energize me
the west sky will be my Major;

I shall learn to break the metaphors
by reading the text of my dreams;

declare myself a soldier hard
against the seven deadly sins;

I shall learn the ways of sages
keeping sailors' vision
in their eyes, under their skins,


I shall rise and I shall shine
no way but this,
for the stars threatened me on terms,
have put a condition before me
that they won't talk to me
unless I become the leading luminary
brightening up my own horizon! ! !

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Courtesy: 2013 by Aswath Raman!
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To all of you
Best wishes for the new year...stay safe!

Comments about 2014 by Shahzia Batool

  • (2/4/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    The images used in the poem are attractive and takes in the word of imagination. May this new year come true all the dreams (Report) Reply

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  • (1/10/2014 5:28:00 PM)

    If only we are gods...we can make life perfect! Nice imaginary! (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2013 1:29:00 AM)

    very well. may you shine. ameen.
    i see here, life, pure life.
    life has wishes, hopes, dreams, aims.
    life is a great gift and responsibility.
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  • (12/21/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    an amazing write.I am sure your dreams will come true. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/20/2013 4:05:00 PM)

    shame on those stars for being so picky.
    i especially enjoyed reading and considering, ever so briefly, the lines:

    steal the shades from the rainbow stripes,
    the colored band,
    and make them the ink for my new poems; ............that should be interesting!

    but leave a little color in the sky for the rest of us to enjoy, please!

    yes, stay safe....if possible. thanks for sharing. :) bri
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  • Yasmin Khan (12/18/2013 12:53:00 PM)

    What a solemn and sublime vow! .........''declare myself a soldier hard
    against the seven deadly sins; ...May God bestow you with courage and strength!
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  • David Wood (12/16/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    Good luck in 2014. May it be a peaceful year. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (12/15/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    Amazing ambition! Well written my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (12/15/2013 10:11:00 AM)

    let the year (life)
    goes with your motive
    dreams of noble heart
    Happy new year and holidays
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  • Tribhawan Kaul (12/14/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    A well composed, thoughtful, optimistically positive and a poem full of hope. I have nothing more to say but AMEN (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (12/14/2013 9:14:00 AM)

    A well composed, thoughtful, optimistically positive and a poem full of hope. I have nothing more to say but AMEN (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (12/14/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    ... a wonderful poem... may this year bring you whatever you longed for... (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/12/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    Against d seven deadly sins wah, what resolutions, yeah a luminary to enlighten yor own path. Ah yes. And to b a researcher is a very Islamoscholar type person which is a great line. Fond wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/12/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    Best Wishes to you Shahzia. Keep dreaming and take a steps towards it. You will definitely make all your dreams come true. Let 2014 brightens you life. God Bless you! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (12/12/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    Very best wishes to you also Shahzia - I hope you achieve all you wish for in the coming year. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/12/2013 10:53:00 AM)

    To be a student of life. A teacher is a student for life any way. To do research about life and be student of life is a noble motive indeed. Wish you a great new year. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (12/12/2013 4:30:00 AM)

    wat a fantastic New Year resolution Mam, which works towards our individual betterment, to emerge a more stronger person than we are now.
    We wish you too a v happy new year
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  • Ramesh Rai (12/11/2013 6:50:00 AM)

    God may bless you to rise and shine. Amen! (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (12/10/2013 1:12:00 PM)

    some NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS here :)

    I shall rise and I shall shine

    You are and you will always be a shining star not only in the world of poetry but in all areas of your expertise and NO DOUBT they are many :)
    A delightful poem! ! !
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  • (12/10/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    I am amazed looking at the poet's notes! ! Well..if my random scribbles (That too, My 2013 being totally unrelated to your 2014) inspires in literary terms and otherwise, a legend like you in becoming a world known poet/artist, I'm more than satisfied and humbled. That day, just like a matchstick which was used to light an ever enduring blazing flame, I'd be happy to realize that my purpose was served.

    I wish all the success to you in your endeavors, or rather let me put it this way, battles. World has always respected those who show that undying spirit to stand up and fight. Charge ahead, whether it is one or a thousand people in front of you. Fight for you. Then you can be the change you want to be.

    As always, an excellent write Shahzia Ma'am!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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