Rookie (1950 / Lahore, Pakistan)


You ask me whether
I still find solace in God
despite all the misery, trauma and helplessness
I suffer
and, see around me

I pause to think
my friend
I pause
I falter

I respect God
I respect his will
I have nothing against him
but, I have nothing further to say to him

Those most precious to me
have left this world forever
and, some others I care for
are about to follow, too

There‘s no hope
There’s nothing
My world has become totally
and irrevocably
dark and empty

Comments about You Ask Me by NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

  • (5/7/2011 9:51:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Very well conceived. Rich in imagery and style. Fine poetics. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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