Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 55,813 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

My House - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

I have built a house
From bits and pieces
Of my broken self
I wander through,
In a dazed stupor,
Through its bleak corridors
Listening to the rusty hinges
Choking on closed doors
Glancing at the faded pictures
Hung obstinately along its unpainted walls

From its roof
I have a view
Of distant lights burning quietly
In their pale glory
My eyes chase them
Strained to the utmost
To catch a gleam or two
In their lusterless void
Only to return to the hole inside
Widening ever so more
Swallowing up all that remains of light

But it’s my house
Built from parts of me
Infused with my soul
So I must let it enfold me
In its cold clammy hold.

Topic(s) of this poem: sadness


Comments about My House by Nosheen Irfan

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/25/2017 10:14:00 AM)


    This is a blues poem having heartfelt depiction. High penmanship. The last stanza has much impact i, e...
    But it’s my house
    Built from parts of me
    Infused with my soul
    So I must let it enfold me
    In its cold clammy hold.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/23/2016 8:23:00 AM)


    Of my broken self! But with hope. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/12/2016 11:44:00 PM)


    The pervading melancholy and sadness reflected by these lines are indeed choking!

    But it’s my house
    Built from parts of me
    Infused with my soul
    So I must let it enfold me
    In its cold clammy hold.

    Here what we see is a cold passive resignation which is jolting! Great write Nosheen!
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  • Shakil Ahmed (11/19/2015 6:29:00 AM)


    an overtone of sadness pervades through out the whole poem, a well penned poem by beautiful soul, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (11/19/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    Thanx for taking time out to read my poetry and give such encouraging comments.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015



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