Khairul Ahsan

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Dear Poets - Poem by Khairul Ahsan

Dear Poets,
Peace be to you all!
Just returned home after
Dropping my daughter at work.
As I sit here with my laptop, am wondering,
What a great bondage I have developed with you!

So many of you
Have moved me by your
Heart touching poems, and
Your messages, that left me pensive
After I had read them. Helped me discover
The meanings of life, that were hitherto unknown to me.

Thank you, dear poets,
For sharing your wisdom, your love,
Your understanding, your compassion,
Your language, your culture, your beliefs,
Your pristine feelings collected from the depth
Of your hearts. I've been enormously enriched by you all.

Here I've read many poems,
That were written 7/8 years ago,
Or even earlier. I wonder if all the poets
Whose works here I've loved so passionately,
Are still alive. Some of them may not be, though
It's just a guess. Their works will remain ever alive, I surmise.

Will someone still read my poems,
Or re-read some old ones, when I'll be
No more here to add a fresh one regularly?
For how long will my poems, the mute speeches
Of my sensitive heart, remain here? Will one find in my
Poems, something to relate to one's own life and experience? I wonder!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written, thinking of the poets whose works I've read and who read mine, left comments on each others' poems and interacted through messages. I love you all, my dear fellow poets, and this is dedicated to you, all the poets of PH!

24 February 2014
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Comments about Dear Poets by Khairul Ahsan

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (4/8/2014 8:38:00 PM)

    Poems are eternal, poets may die but their poems live-
    poems create bondage
    that though we may not know each other that much
    there is something that we share which is unexplainable
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  • Valerie Dohren (3/7/2014 4:42:00 PM)

    Very well said Khairul - this is my first encounter with you, so I hope You will read me too. Love the way your poem looks on the page, quite intriguing. (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (3/6/2014 6:57:00 AM)

    What a delightful heartwarming poem! The thoughts you expressed are surely felt by all of us. What I enjoy most about your poems is that you're always so open with your feelings, you never hide them. With each reading, your poems always seem to convey just a bit of your personality which in turn, produces a closeness in this brotherhood of poets, (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/5/2014 8:24:00 AM)

    What a beautiful way of expressing your feelings and appreciating the fellowship with other poets. Through poetry we unite with each other. It is a pleasure to create a bond with you through your poetry. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Mallika Achuthan Menon (3/5/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    Will someone still read my poems
    Or re- read some old ones.....Your poems
    are always enchanting, and if those poems
    are not re-read by people, I don't know whose
    Poems will be read by us? I am eagerly waiting
    for your new poems...
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  • (3/2/2014 5:39:00 AM)

    wow what a poem, a new form with a new idea. you are the king of your poems thanks a lot.......very well done (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (3/2/2014 12:32:00 AM)

    First of all I'd like to say, I really love the form of this poem! Thats always the first thing that catches my eye. Also on the topic of old ph poets, I know exactly how you feel. It really got to me when I discovered Ronberge, a ph poet, who also disappeared about 7 years ago(I wrote a poem called Death of a Netizen about it.) A lot of his poems were lost unfortunately. On the bright side though you are right, for most of us at least our poems will live on. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/28/2014 12:11:00 AM)

    Through this forum, we begin to develop a bond with people separated by distance and time.... Though we haven't seen each other, I have at least a vague idea of who Mr. Khairul is! With each poem we come to know more and more of the poet, though true poetry, great critics say, should be an escape from personality! Yet there will be some personal elements scattered here and there. I feel happy to belong to a group who can understand each other.
    Your poems are always an inspiration and your comments have a special elan! Thaks for this expression of grateful and fine sentiments!
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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/27/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    @Geetha Jayakumar,
    Thanks for the kind appreciation. I feel elated.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/26/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    @ Beauteous Victory,
    Thank you for appreciating my poem so beautifully! You are always very quick to appreciate my works. On the other hand, I am usually so lazy to even acknowledge your kind words! It sometimes puts me into shame.
    You are my favorite too. I read your works, sometimes more than once. I do always eagerly wait for your poems and your comments.
    I am so glad that my poem 'deeply touched' you.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/25/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    @Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon,
    Thanks for taking time to stop by, and leave your inspirational appreciation here. You've been very kind, my friend.
    Needless to say, my poem is addressed to truly motivational poets like you.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/25/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    @Eesha Syed
    Thanks for reading my poem and leaving a comment here.
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/24/2014 6:51:00 AM)

    A Beautiful poem. Your each words, I wanted to tell. Very true said we develop a bonding through our poems, comments, messages and learn a lot from it. Very true said, our thoughts changed, many new things we learnt, help to discover meanings of life and yet to learn many more.....Poems and Poets will definitely be remembered.
    Wonderful write. I loved reading each lines. Thanks for this lovely poem....
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/23/2014 10:44:00 PM)

    A million dollar question my friend. Your poems will keep on living long after you are gone. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Eeshah Raaziah Naqavi (2/23/2014 10:22:00 PM)

    Thanks a million! am honoured, am humbled! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, February 24, 2014

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