Ayesha Riaz

Rookie - 0 Points (Dec-22-1997 / The City Off Lights, Pakistan)

Celebrations! - Poem by Ayesha Riaz

Celebration is,
First day of school,
The trembling heart,
Unfamiliar look and
someone smiling out there,
Celebration is,
No birthday party,
No junket, just cousins,
grilling beef at the top of roof,

Celebration is,
Alone in night,
Just you and the moon,
Unveiling your truths,
Celebration is,
Showing a pinky finger, a cross face,
and then hugging each other all over again,

Celebration is,
A rotten mood, bottle of coconut oil,
Mind slightly cracked and
mum massaging your hair,
Celebration is,
3 friends, no money,
still partying,

Celebration is,
one perfect night,
featuring just you and a person to photograph you,
Celebration is
A grand test tomorrow,
a sleepy head,
and professor's absent,

Celebration is,
Dressing of jelly on a custard bowl,
Sister out of the kitchen
and just winking yourself while grabbing it all,
Celebration is,
Your birthday party,
Distributing candies,
and never believing in equality,

Celebration is,
A group of pals quiet,

No electricity and screaming at the top of your lungs,
Celebration is,
When out in garden,
having sips of tea,
With dad and his business gossips in rain,

Celebration is,
Winter arrival,
A cozy bed,
and eating dry fruits in blanket,
Celebration is two friends,
One messenger,
and 4: 00 am,

And what more could celebration mean?
Its in absence, Its in presence,
Its in You and Me!

Written on 11/13/10

Comments about Celebrations! by Ayesha Riaz

  • Rain Maker (1/20/2012 10:14:00 AM)

    Hi Luis,

    I'm afraid I disagree.
    What I see throughout this poem is that, whether the situation is a great one or a not so great one, it is the people you are sharing with that make it a celebration.

    And that is brought home by the last line verse

    And what more could celebration mean?
    Its in absence, Its in presence, (of all these things)
    Its in You and Me!

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  • Luis Estable (9/5/2011 1:33:00 PM)

    The poem contains mixed thoughts.Sometimes you call celelbration a negative act, and at others you call it a positive one.

    The meaning of some celelbration here may very much be questioned and perhaps callled nonesense, but if this is you tate, good for you, but the convingcing is quite poor.

    I find some of the lines lacking in poetry and a bit commonplace and in need of some work.

    Take care now!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 5, 2011

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