Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Freshman - 774 Points (April 01,1954 / Pakistan)

Why Does Loneliness Weep In Wisdomful Silence - Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

When the sun shows off its yellow teeth
In my eyes full of sleep
I laugh
And tie up all my sufferings in a knot
To put them in my heart's almirah.

When darkness and silence together
Knock on my window
I laugh
And birds resting on my lips
Fly away.

When for the sake of a handful of water
Empty and hypocrite hands
Fill up with prayers
I laugh
And in the rain of my laughter
Dry lakes quench their thirst.

But when in my wisdom filled silence
She does not acknowledge my existence
I laugh
And laughing, I start crying......!

(Translated by Samina Amjad)

Comments about Why Does Loneliness Weep In Wisdomful Silence by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

  • (9/11/2009 7:47:00 AM)

    A very heartfelt write, and a lovely title, well written Naseer
    Lynda xx
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  • (9/8/2009 4:26:00 PM)

    Laughter is not always for fun..soemtimes we mask our sorrows by having a laugh...I gues when you are alone thats when you tend to take this mask floodgates open.
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  • (8/28/2009 6:14:00 PM)

    Why Does Loneliness Weep In Wisdomful Silence?

    After having wed twice, my first love lost by cancer, and; second divorced for the lack of communication. Baren after 45+ years of bed-warmth and restless companionship had led to ill tidal weaping lonliness, This may help many as it has myself become a mantra, Self revealing of a muse of my own 'Self' be friend.

    ALONE -

    - with myself if I do not see,
    another side, a side of me
    One of mind, of no other kind
    A friend I find, who's alone in my mind.
    He or She, speaks to me.

    'If I a friend to be, then not alone
    your side will be, If only you will find
    the friend in me'

    Best friends we can be,
    'Me and Me',

    Loneliness, is not finding 'Me'

    (Self revelation after
    marital desolving)


    Louie Levy
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  • (8/26/2009 5:46:00 PM)

    My soul is made up
    Of the Dead Sea
    The tears which roll down
    Mixed with salt from my heart
    Touch my lips and I taste
    My own bitter loneliness!
    A very moving poem
    Which touched my soul
    And broke my heart
    As I read on line after line!
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  • (8/15/2009 2:54:00 PM)

    A very strong peom but beautifully written. Thanks for sharring it. (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2009 7:52:00 AM)

    And tie up all my sufferings in a knot and put them in my heart's almiral.
    what a strong image to begin a great poem with Naseer tonight I am meloncoly and this is my mood exactly thank you brother.
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  • premji premji (7/8/2009 3:15:00 AM)

    even loneliness has her own feelings! (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2009 12:55:00 AM)

    very well said poem and touches my heart................ (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2009 5:14:00 AM)

    I read and reread, the mood, feelings and expression all grip with their intensity, created through imagery that touches and moves. last lines end on a note, wihich lifts the poem to great heights and makes me totally identify with it. in wisdomful silence only loneliness should cry...

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  • (3/19/2009 1:36:00 AM)

    This is so expressive and so vivid with images. Thank you for sharing your talent. :) Another 10+ (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2009 12:45:00 AM)

    A beautifully well constructed poem with wonderful imagery and in the ending a realization for you.
    Karin Anderson
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  • (2/3/2009 12:39:00 PM)

    Your lines are stunning. Beautiful, poem...your work is amazing ^-^ (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2009 7:27:00 AM)

    wow! easily you have described what i so often feel...the despair the hopelessness when those whom you suffer silently for do nothing to repay you..not even whisper some random sweet nothing. (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2009 5:15:00 AM)

    existence is by only recognition...if no heart no mind no senses there to recognize you, you 'aren't' there...God given truth...apllicable to HIM as well! good piece 10 (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2009 12:04:00 AM)

    a poem that tells the wisdom of the past so emerging light of wisdom to fufilling to see what is it goes...thank you my friend
    of sharing this to rich in meaning..God bless
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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (1/30/2009 9:07:00 AM)

    Sometime loneliness create such feelings. (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2009 6:59:00 AM)

    engrossing...inner ambivalence well described (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2009 12:40:00 PM)

    Great piece. This poem flows nicely. Its a deep topic, I love the way its all put together and you make even loneliness beautiful. good job (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2009 5:48:00 PM)

    oh. Naseer ur fabulous poems make me astonished i see magic! well done
    i loved the strong will to face the out problems by laughing this is brilliant paka!
    what is really hard dealing with passions and love i am very impressed
    have a nice day
    thank u You make us feel stronger
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  • (1/22/2009 1:09:00 AM)

    This is quite beautiful Naseer. Your first line grabbed me by the throat 'when the sun shows off its yellow teeth' (brilliant) and the rest of the poem flowed with such passion and originality that my eyes couldn't leave the page. Your final stanza brought the personal dimension beautifully and sadly into the picture. A very fine poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 7, 2009

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