Usman Hanif

Rookie - 10 Points (15-06-1988 / Rawalpindi)

Cracking Time - Poem by Usman Hanif

running the endless destinations
realizing forgotten imaginations
unfolding the forgotten treasures
controlling the spilling passions
managing the endless journeys
imagining the forgotten memories
and getting mad at the madness
with or without tempting worries
noticing and ignoring the thoughts
getting tighter, the strong knots
forgetting and remembering the truth
and getting nothing from the shocks
something present in the body cracks
in the head or chest, something snaps
bloodlines start to emerge from the head
in the leading mind, some thought lags
burns everything that comes to mind
disrupts every ray that tries to shine
supporting the tumbling urges in the heart
to get the line inside the drawn line
ladders of the thoughts but no steps
long, long way to run but with numb legs
blinding light, nothing to fall at
giving every wrong, the correct checks
provides lubrication but no smoothness
blood reaches, but persists the weakness
nothing involves everything confuses
it cracks, and everything becomes a mess.........


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, March 28, 2008

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