Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

Rookie (Nov 19,1978 / Pakistan)

Should We Have To Live Like That…?

Poem by Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

Darkness,
Dejection,
Despair,
Abstraction,
Blues,
Lamentation,
Oblivion,
And a never ending
Depression…
Should I have to live with that?
I have put my life on a rack,
Which is being eaten by white-ants.
Decaying hopes and blazing fears,
Where can I run away;
With my frozen legs and stiffened arms?
As a Doctor had injected ample vials,
Of Haloperidol into my buttocks.
Should I have to live like that?
Nihilistic delusions,
Distorted cognition;
And a dying insight.
Should we have to like that?
Where is the Son of Mary?
Where is the Prophet of Mercy?
O’ God!
You have no arm for us?
SHOULD WE HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THAT…?


Dec,2004


Comments about Should We Have To Live Like That…? by Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

  • Anjali Sinha (11/7/2008 10:05:00 AM)

    No u will never ever have to live like that
    cause there is someone always praying for you
    ---you are always her her prayers.
    nice write kamran and very touching. Never go
    into this type of thinking--we all love you very much
    +++++++++10 and regards anju(Report)Reply

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  • Reshma Ramesh (11/5/2008 4:13:00 AM)

    hmmm...thought provoking....good write(Report)Reply

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/28/2008 7:53:00 PM)

    How much of our lives do we control and how much do we blame on Fate? Finding the rational balance is important so that we could live good lives.(Report)Reply

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  • Onelia Avelar (10/22/2008 2:14:00 PM)

    Your poems are shaking, you tend to shake my ordinary existence to its foundations, asking tough questions. I like your ardent nihilism in the beginning and the hope of change at the end.(Report)Reply

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  • Philippa Lane (10/18/2008 3:36:00 AM)

    Kamran - Psychic pain is a true nightmare, but as Suzan said, our paths have all ready been injected. This is an excellent poem, but a tragic one, albeit a courageous one. I believe that with acceptance, comes some inner peace.Very well written. Keep your pen full of ink and keep writing verse. Well done!(Report)Reply

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  • Suzan Gumush (10/5/2008 3:06:00 PM)

    Our paths have already been injected. Only we have to live it. Excellent verse! Give you 10. Spoken words of a true poet! Best wishes Suzan Gumush(Report)Reply

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  • Reshma Ramesh (10/5/2008 11:44:00 AM)

    beautiful.......well done(Report)Reply

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  • Uzma Jamil (12/4/2007 2:21:00 PM)

    Assalam-al-qium Kamran
    your words seem to be the true voice, carry on with the same spirit. Ye ek acha poet honay ki nishani hai.Take care. Uzma.(Report)Reply

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  • William Jackson (11/24/2007 8:32:00 AM)

    Schizophrenia would be a nightmare, and no one should have to live like that. Insightful and truthful poem. Well said.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011