Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 56,259 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

Survivor - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

She is a survivor
It took a lot to be that
It took a pouring of tearful rain
And a shaking of sleepy earth
She has had to touch the sun
To be the fire she is today
She kept her eyes on the mountains
And walked with swollen feet
What of sores?
They were like obstinate lovers
At her heels, without permission
At night, in the dark solitude
She heard her voice go up
To touch the pale stars
And wake them to her pain
She saw them blink, no voice came
In the day, she confronted the beast
She recoiled from the hands
That violated her space
She became rage, she became hate
But she held on to love as a savior
And that's what made her
Who she is today



Nosheen Irfan © 2016
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Topic(s) of this poem: bravery, hardships , life, love


Comments about Survivor by Nosheen Irfan

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/20/2016 6:41:00 AM)


    I have had to touch the sun
    To be the fire I am today
    I kept my eyes on the mountains
    And walked with swollen feet.. beautiful beautiful. your power of words, emotions, more than all the sense of the determination that you convey. life and success are for poets like you. go and until you reach your destination. if u want to be at the top of mount Everest aim first at the stars. thank you dear poetess. tony
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/19/2016 4:26:00 PM)


    So you have touched the sun? Congrats my friend for this touching poem! (Report) Reply

  • Aarzoo Mehek (1/18/2016 12:53:00 AM)


    We all are blessed with survival instinct. We are the designer of out fate, it's how we take life and pass all the hurdles with flying colors. You have penned it so beautifully. Love n duaz for this positive poem.10++++ (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (1/18/2016 1:02:00 AM)

    Thank u Aarzo. Exactly we all r blessed with survival instinct. Thanks a lot for your beautiful comments that reflect your beautiful heart.

  • Kelly Kurt (1/14/2016 9:27:00 AM)


    Surviving with grace and dignity. Beautiful (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (1/18/2016 1:03:00 AM)

    Thank u Kelly.

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (1/14/2016 6:21:00 AM)


    An inspiring and encouraging poem....liked it....thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (1/18/2016 1:03:00 AM)

    Thank u Abhilasha.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 8, 2016


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