poet Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

I Am A Commoner

It was or it is a bad dream
I was very innocent
Beautiful and exquisite
Before I drank the liquor of common life
I was so special
So gifted, blissful, pure and blessed
It was an endless ocean of paranormal souls
Around my continuously changing skins
Red Turkish carpet
Pining to touch the sole of my intangible feet
Little girls of unknown ethnicities
Holding bouquets of red roses and oriental lilies
Louis Armstrong playing his flashy trumpet
For hours in my homage
O’ I was so special once


Today
I’m a commoner
Living a common life
Lying, stealing and two-timing
Knowingly turning obscured reality into a glittery mirage
Willfully embracing the slaps of cruel Time
Alluringly writing meaningless poems
On the gorgeous-white skins of colored whores
Brutally beaten yet walking swift
Through the carpeted roads of modern cities
And proudly pronouncing that
I am a common man of this uncommon world


So pure was that span
When I was nothing
So filthy is this time
When I am something
Yesterday
I was nothing but special
Today
I am something but a commoner



Sep 25,2008

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 6, 2008

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  • life is all about happiness and peace (1/18/2009 3:37:00 AM)

    the materialistic wrld tempts humans and lures them with things tht fetches nothing bt ills

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  • Anjali Sinha (10/19/2008 9:15:00 AM)

    'So pure was that span
    When I was nothing
    So filthy is this time
    When I am something
    Yesterday
    I was nothing but special
    Today
    I am something but a commoner'
    Very true--the days of the so called
    modern world.
    Na its not true that you are nothing
    YOU ARE SPECIAL
    ++10 regards anjali

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (10/18/2008 11:25:00 AM)

    10 for this nice job.
    Beautiful.

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  • Philippa Lane (10/18/2008 4:34:00 AM)

    Syed - Your poems are full of meaning to us. This poem is so well written. It deals with the contrast of two lives - the first, one full of promise as a physician; the second, as a commoner. /Beautiful and exquisite/Before I drank the liquor of common life/I was so special/. Remember, you are a gifted poet and special now. A commoner's life can be exhilarhating too. Thank you for sharing your feelings in this poem.

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  • Onelia Avelar (10/17/2008 7:52:00 AM)

    Wow, I would not call your poems meaningless, as you call them, regarding this one special poem about a common life of a common person. It is a very depressing retrospection and self esteem, but very well penned! You really have a way with words and emotions. Regards, one common ;)

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  • Sandra Fowler (10/13/2008 10:17:00 PM)

    Memorable lines abound in this excellent poem. You have a
    way with words.

    As always,

    Sandra

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (10/13/2008 4:08:00 AM)

    There are several beautiful and touching lines in this poem....This type of poem comes only from a truly pure heart, pure anguish, pure love for fellow human beings. Well done Bhayya

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  • Abhishek Sharan (10/10/2008 11:54:00 PM)

    really....it is true...
    i feel it everytime..
    this poem is really good..

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  • Richa Dhodi (10/7/2008 12:49:00 PM)

    A good work again. I like the classification of levels.

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  • Colin Jeffery (10/6/2008 9:32:00 AM)

    A very good poem on many levels

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (10/6/2008 4:56:00 AM)

    ' yesterday, all my troubles seem so far away' there goes the song.You were beyond comparisons when your still fragile and prolific characteristically, yesteryears.....that was.Today, nothing compares cuz a commoner always a loner! having said that, i liked the melodious words so vividly flow like Nile.undisputedly, you got the fine touch, seek by poets all around.keep up the good job my brother Kamran!

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