Shahzia Batool

Bronze Star - 2,258 Points (Pakistan)

Fond Paradoxes! - Poem by Shahzia Batool

Night is like Day
always on the cycle
over-bearing on its turn;

Truth is like Fiction
gazes us into the eyes
shocks us unexpectedly;

Sleep is like Vigils
in joys, fears, pressures
you can't go into oblivion;

Reality is like Myth
stirring, amazing, incredible
for its twists and turns;

Love is like Hatred
one gets obsessed
with its ruling fever;

A Pious man is like Satan
if keeps his goodness inside
and does not spread it;

Pain is like Pleasure
weaving fabric of life
in equal motifs;

Age is like Youth
demanding though dependent
but having a rule of its own;

Life is like Death
if spent like evil
harming others around!

Comments about Fond Paradoxes! by Shahzia Batool

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (8/26/2013 10:56:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem indeed. Paradoxically, nothing means something or sometimes everything...: -) (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/25/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    Thought-provoking - opposites are two sides of one coin. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/24/2013 8:32:00 PM)

    Interesting connections give readers lots to think about. Fourth stanza is the best. Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (8/21/2013 10:08:00 AM)

    It's an exquisite poem Shahzia with many deep and beautiful expressions: ''Life is like death....age is like youth', good very good! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (8/21/2013 5:27:00 AM)

    Lovely poem that I enjoyed reading Shahzia (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/20/2013 9:30:00 PM)

    an unique write expressing opposite meaning of each work.
    wonderful write. loved it
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  • Yasmin Khan (8/20/2013 1:36:00 PM)

    It is an exquisite write smeared in wisdom and philosophy of life and woven into a beautiful motif of paradoxes. Well-done 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/19/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    excellent work Shahzia life is like death if spent like evil harming others around (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/18/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    Wow...wonderful write from you..loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (8/18/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    its like aww..what a strong projection in just few lines...kudos Ma'am (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    A good and content write Ma'am! (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (8/18/2013 10:16:00 AM)

    Absolutely brilliant work! ! ! i remember i said once You have SOUND KNOWLEDGE and you really know your work but now i must say you are becoming more PENSIVE and im really LOVING your philosophical writes :)))
    We have GREAT PARADOXES here, each one of them beautifully described with great compression! ! ! Lovely :)))
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  • Paul Brookes (8/18/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    good poetry is like this 10/10 BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/18/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    Seeing similarity in opposite things is unique in this poem. Yet each is referred to as a paradox. In reality opposing things are natural, one does not exist without the other. Yet phenomena like smoothness and friction are both beneficial. One makes us move easily and the other lets us stop when needed.
    Thank you for a beautiful thought provoking poem. My sincere thanks for your thoughtful comments.
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  • Sallam Yassin (8/18/2013 5:46:00 AM)

    wise with intermingling faces of the life
    every thing deceives in someway no one may assure
    which one is true/well done
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  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/18/2013 5:33:00 AM)

    So much of truth in this.i love it.

    Sometimes you do not know where to rest your head.its all the same.

    Well said

    Mohabeer Beeharry

    Read my poems sometimes
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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