The Storm Poem by Nosheen Irfan

The Storm

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Today the sky wept
With a passionate, fervent plea
Pouring out his pain in floods
Unrestrained, full-throttled gush
Torn from black clouds of silent grief
In a ceaseless stream of tears
Held back long inside the fears

The sky wept and wept long
Unburdening himself of heaps
Of untold miseries he collected
In his bursting bosom over time
The land winced under his wail
The birds unconsciously forgot their wings

Why did he weep?
As if his heart had burst
As if his chains were unshackled
As if his locks were smashed

The land found no answer
She could but little divine
The meaning of this violent rupture
She imagined little
That the sky cried for her
For her barren, shriveled soul.


Nosheen Irfan © 2016
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: agony,disaster,nature
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Galina Italyanskaya 21 February 2016

And this one is touching extremely. Reading poems like this I don't want to write myself.

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Nosheen Irfan 22 February 2016

Thank you so much Galina but you must write. You write beautifully.

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Kim Barney 29 February 2016

Wow! This is great! I was drawn to this poem because I have one with the same title (I wrote it back in 1973) . Very well done, indeed.

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Nosheen Irfan 01 March 2016

Thank you kim for reading n appreciating. I'll read yours too.

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Afrooz Jafarinoor 30 June 2016

A surprise-ending poem! I enjoyed the personification a lot; quite touching subs!

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Bill Cantrell 25 September 2022

I hope she's ok

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Bill Cantrell 25 September 2022

Wow, it's got the face of prophecy with the current flooding in Pakistan, so touching from the deep wells of your heart, this is by far the best poem to me, I hope you are ok, I have a friend in Lahore

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PREMKUMAR C N 14 September 2022

Beautiful poem. Use of rare words and imagery is brilliant.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 04 September 2022

Great poetry! Keep writing

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Anjandev Roy 07 August 2022

This is absolutely brilliant work....thank u..

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Nosheen Irfan

Nosheen Irfan

Lahore, Pakistan
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