Muhammad Shanazar

Veteran Poet - 1,176 Points (25-11-1960 / Pakistan)

A Deformed Angel - Poem by Muhammad Shanazar

Sometimes life gives us severe shock,
Undermines the plans and does block,
The ways of wisdom leading ahead,
Reveals the hands that secretly mock.

An artist thought to paint an angel,
To use the brush for the masterpiece,
But could not conceptualize the image,
Beauty combining innocence, purity.

One morn, at last, he luckily found,
A child playing on the grassy ground,
Having angelic countenance and grace,
Incarnation he was of sublime serenity.
Painted he the angel with skill utmost,
And earned he the world wide fame.

And he after three full fleeting decades,
Thought for the second master-sketch,
Now not of an angel, but of a devil.
He sought for the image far and wide,
But could not find corresponding one,
Fate then led him amid the prison walls,
There inside met he a young wretch man,
With a devilish nature, face and frame.

The master revealed his intent to paint,
Tears came in eyes of the devil formed,
Said he, “Oh! Master it is a matter of woe,
You sketched me an angel thirty years ago.”


Comments about A Deformed Angel by Muhammad Shanazar

  • (9/30/2018 12:27:00 AM)


    Excellent work by an excellent poet of the world . (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/10/2015 1:04:00 PM)


    The master revealed his intent to paint,
    Tears came in eyes of the devil formed,
    Said he, “Oh! Master it is a matter of woe,
    You sketched me an angel thirty years ago.”

    Verily, man is a combination of Angel and
    devil..........10

    I invite
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/19/2006 8:57:00 AM)


    A very dark and excellently written poem. Brilliant! One of the best poems i have read in a long time (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2006 2:17:00 AM)


    this one gave me chills... The story you weave here is very powerful. This fine work deserves a 10. Lesa (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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