Prof Niamat Ali Murtazai


All Around - Poem by Prof Niamat Ali Murtazai

All around I find great grace
But without human face.
What has happened to man
Where has gone Adam's rece?

Houses don't like neighbours
As masters hate beggars;
Streets don't like children
Glances fall like daggers.

Leaves, wings have been banished
Ancient links now finished;
Winds and clouds need not come
Or they will be punished.

Charming stars charm no more
Moon light enters no door;
East is west, west is east
Now are lost directions four.

Roads are dead without sigh
Vehicles make cry on cry;
Ah! from earth's dead body
Man's hopeless soul did fly.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A thought that come to me when I look at the condition of man.

Comments about All Around by Prof Niamat Ali Murtazai

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/26/2013 11:14:00 AM)


    It's now a mechanical world only machines and computers seem to matter. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Yasmin Khan (6/26/2013 11:02:00 AM)


    Your poem embraces so many ideas; ethical, religious and spiritual deterioration in the society. Truth described in a masterly way. have you read Eliot's The Hollow men'? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2013



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