Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 54,855 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

Being A Poet - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

You cannot be a poet all the time
Sometimes, somehow
Words won't come by
You stare at the wall
Trying to capture the hollowness
Behind the flash of new paint
You look out the window
Trying to immortalize the beauty
Of the rose buds and the morning dew
And you close your eyes
Trying to imagine the beloved
With the tinkling laugh and bright eyes
But the poet in you is asleep
Too far gone in midnight dream
To put together words in a stream
That's the worst you can feel
On a day with sunlight
In the air and in your room
After days and days of grey shade
That slowed the pulse of the city
And blurred its gaze
Now it's all light
But perhaps, gloom brings out more
From a poet's mad soul.

Topic(s) of this poem: creativity


Comments about Being A Poet by Nosheen Irfan

  • Saint Cynosure (2/4/2017 8:29:00 PM)


    I do love this poem... (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/21/2016 2:36:00 PM)


    Trying to imagine the beloved! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/23/2016 12:24:00 AM)


    But the poet in you is asleep
    Too far gone in midnight dream
    To put together words in a stream

    How beautifully you have expressed the writer's block! Sometimes the mind goes so blank that no words come to our aid to put our thoughts into paper. I can so well relate to this mental hiatus! There is a natural flow with a touch of realism in these lines! I cannot but rate this poem as first rate! A 10
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/25/2016 9:54:00 PM)


    So very true are your words my friend. I can identify with that experience. Rich in realism! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/31/2015 8:14:00 AM)


    Very true....At times we all need to break the shackles and take rest......
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  • Muhammad Imtiyaz (11/26/2015 6:49:00 AM)


    well said and well written lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, May 26, 2017


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