Yasmeen Khan

Bronze Star - 2,226 Points (Islamabad)

Nightmare - Poem by Yasmeen Khan

Identities dissolved in the liquid darkness
Mists, unidentified faces lurked
Silent screams quivered on closed lips
And a multitude of unanswered

Blots of light sailed in the drab atmosphere
Obscurity wove a hundred webs of fear
Each sinew got entangled, throbs between
Fear and bravery, occurred in

Hands moved in search of light
Threads lost in murkiness
In paroxysm of pain, eyes rolled
Wildly back and forth in search of

In subtle mix of reality and illusion
The brain was mesmerized
In myriad of phantom shadows
By dream reality, lost beyond

Truth became elusive
A scimitar suspended in the air
A star in the wee hours of morning
In the company of the orb of night rose to

Poet's Notes about The Poem

...partially real, partially poetic thoughts

Comments about Nightmare by Yasmeen Khan

  • Sallam Yassin (7/6/2013 2:14:00 PM)

    Great and is enough
    sufficient to move
    the inner world
    of every soul in his action
    and images intense
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  • Allemagne Roßmann (7/3/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    when the night is a horse without a mare- it is always haunted and sleepless like those words.Well described and meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • (7/2/2013 3:06:00 PM)

    What a very descriptive poem Jasmeen.
    What a gift of words you have.
    First time I've come across your poetry, and I'll be back again!
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  • Heather Wilkins (7/2/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    excellent read. enjoyed much (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (7/2/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    this is strikingly yours in different style which i like most... lovely.. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (7/1/2013 2:11:00 PM)

    Wow u have paintd d nightmare scene so splendid! One of yor best in poetry. I esp admird d web weavin part. (Report) Reply

  • (7/1/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    Some very poetic lines here. Love it (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/1/2013 9:31:00 AM)

    The dream world is illusory, well described here. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (6/29/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    And this partially blend has a impact in abundance...bravo (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/29/2013 5:51:00 AM)

    A contrast between illusion and reality, fear and bravery, light and murkiness..... we are thus eternally lost in a world of contradictions! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/29/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    'To sleep perchance to dream', said Shakespear, 'what dream we do have'. Lovely poem Jasmeen (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/29/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    unanswered questions in dreams, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013

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