NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

Rookie (1950 / Lahore, Pakistan)

People Often Ask - Poem by NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

People often ask of me:
‘What does it take to
write a good poem? ’
‘Inspiration’, I avow,
without hesitation

It stands to reason
If one has a bright idea
Write it down at once
But, if one has to ‘mull’
over it - forget it
It wasn’t worth it
in the first place

And, never start with the thought that
‘I’m absolutely brilliant!
I write wonderful phrases
I could handle this in one sec...”

You might believe so
But,
don’t be so sure


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2010



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