Humera Sultana

(Hyderabad, India.)

My Journey


Who am I?
I am the first cry
Of a new-born baby
Naked and utterly helpless
Wailing-‘Love me, for I am
Yours, Mother. I come from the
Deep recesses of a sacred womb.'

I am an intoxicating attribute of God
Whose oneness I utter in every prayer
I am the tread of every young and old
That hither to the call of prayer.

I am the quiver aroused by the touch of the beloved
The bruise on my beloved’s lips
A kiss whose lingering taste
Wakes me up to its moment
I am the glisten of the beads of libido.

I am the charm that hangs around your neck
Enslaved and engraved-‘You are the chosen one’.
I am a fragrant memory that keeps me in a delirium
A drop of radiance that enthralls every eye that sees it.

I am a myriad specks of dust- enshrouded, lying
Utterly helpless, lowered into the womb of
Mother Earth-helpless I come and helpless I leave
‘Love I am and to love I return.’

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 5,350 Points Roseann Shawiak (7/4/2014 7:17:00 PM)

    Absolutely beautiful poem, imagery is fantastic! ! A story of life and death in a poignant short poem. Excellent rhythm and feeling felt throughout the poem. Thank you for sharing, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 696 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/15/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    Fabulous imaginative poem, with a fine twist on shakerpearean quote. I admire d talent here. Pls coment my latest poem too. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,594 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/14/2013 11:36:00 PM)

    wonderful start Who am I....then the praise I come from the Deep recesses of a sacred womb. birth to hearth of humanity the heaven's validity unto women a lot to be learnt thank you Humera Peace be upon you all 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 371 Points Noreen Carden (11/12/2013 8:50:00 AM)

    Wow Humera this is a fabulous poem the journey of life the last line is just beautiful
    Well done you have a lovely way with words (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,310 Points Patricia Grantham (11/11/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    A very charming and beautiful poem this is. I really enjoyed your wonderful
    description from birth to death. Came into this world with nothing and will
    leave with nothing. A fascinating poem. Well done my Poet friend! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,773 Points Ramesh Rai (11/10/2013 3:06:00 AM)

    There are two types of journey. one single n another mass journey. we are bound to complete both at a time. the journey of a poet consists both. in both journeys we have to exchange love. a very soulful expression. it is my humble prayer you be able to comlete both successfully. keep writing then you will feel you r alone but entire creation is following you. A grt job. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,773 Points Ramesh Rai (11/10/2013 3:01:00 AM)

    There are two types of journey. one single n another mass journey. we are bound to complete both at a time. the journey of a poet consists both. in both journeys we have to exchange love. a very soulful expression. it is my humble prayer you be able to comlete both successfully. keep writing then you will feel you r alone but entire creation is following you. A grt job. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,773 Points Blue Bird (10/20/2013 9:09:00 AM)

    every line of this poem is like painting on the same huge picture
    clear, neat, and coloreful/ it draws the single's diminsion of life,
    where he can realize his boarders & live it will.
    who am I?
    Love I am and to Love i return.
    a great write, God Bless You & bless you lovely soul, Love.
    Hind :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 32 Points Bright Morn (10/17/2013 10:51:00 AM)

    the journey of life well depicted in this poem. how beautifully u expressed all this
    the last line is the most beautiful and meaning full of all
    ‘Love I am and to love I return.’
    very good write thanks for sharing.
    bright morn (Report) Reply

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