I miss you a lot
since you decided
not to be seen
If you can listen
cry of my soul
apathy of my ink
as if dried
only thinking of you
for your pleasure
which you ever made
where the life prosecute
with full gleam.
disabledness of life
is at every step
but is never broken
God will even loose
all His existance
if there is none to worship
Whenever I turn your page
my soul asks me to listen
every new word
sprouting from your soul
yet to glister the world
A man can return
values of all loves
even the debt of milk
but love of a sister
which is always selfless
has no return
except everlasting pleasures
on her face
there is so much to tell about shahzia didi and her poetry but it would probably take months, but i'll try my best
she is an authentic person and a poet her poems tell truth in a unique way, each word pure and and comes right from bottom of her heart, and you won't be disappointed a bit
For Shahzia, poetry is an engulfing passion, yet she never allows herself to be carried away into the filmy world of illusions. She has her feet grounded on the realities of life and she looks at life squarely on the face. Bold and practical, confident and outspoken, she is uncompromising about values and fairness. Though progressive and modern in thinking, she clings onto the conventional teachings of religion and God and maintains deep respect for parents and teachers. Her deceased parents- an ever alive presence in many of her poems speak volumes about the felial gratitude, she has for those who made her what she is.
She weaves her words around themes that are intimately personal, yet universal. My Scattered Thoughts- a poetic series bear ample testimony to it. It is an account of the inner struggle faced by man (the poet) in every day life, but the constant effort of an indomitable spirit to conquer it and prove himself/herself unassailable. I wish this gifted poet and critic all success! !
“My Scattered Thoughts” series is undoubtedly one of your masterpieces. It is not only one of your great works but also a great addition in the world of poetry. We find true and pure verses here; verses that are directly from the heart, there is no artificial flavour added but a pure, original, real composition. After reading these poems, I figured out that you have a deep, wonderful insight into human emotions and feelings as we all suffer from inner conflicts, the war inside us which is not always destructive. There are some lines which are written in the same stream as if they were the constituent elements or focal point of the poems.
• Should I blame others when I could not understand myself?
• Am I wrong if I wish to be liked for what I am,
And not for what you like me to be?
• Long before I've left the deception of knowing myself! ! !
• what i was, i am not, somebody said,
what i am, i shall not be
but one regret will be there,
i shall lose the essential Me, i love the most, ...
• you got failed
for not performing
the feat of understanding me,
for how can you?
when i myself could never...
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The idea which is being stressed here is that we think we know ourselves well but in certain situations we react differently which suggest that even we don’t know ourselves then how can others claim that they know us better. Secondly, we all have our identity, a differentiating quality, so one should be acclaimed for his real being.
• Mood-the master, I-the bond slave,
though that is how I,
the masochist pharoah
execute the world by my silence
just for the commission of the crime
For Shahzia Batool Sahibaan I will end with an Acrostic- -
Saddle-tough simplicity is her attire
Her tools of acquaintance toils in season
Always quiet searching an indomitable within
Her life in sublime verses black and white rowel
Zoomed in and out the zebras run
In extenuating her every characters
Always welcomed wary of a clear conscience
Be the snows still a mile more to shovel
And be circumstances blaming on shoulders
The joy of rhyme in leaps and spurs
On quest of an oasis to
Oil generated in the weather of work
Lullaby in the hours of sentry
Sister Shahzia Batool is a sweet and caring person. she can realise feelings of every one which is the best character of any poet/poetess. she has deep knowledge and well versed in literature. I wish for her prosperous life.
I have read all your poems and I strongly believe that you have a beautiful writing style. I always wait for your poems, read them because they truly depict human emotions and feelings. A true poet is the one whose poetry is comprehensible. I call your poetry “talking poetry “or “talking verses”. You made your poetry “talk” as it speaks to the reader which is a great accomplishment. Your firm control of language shows your genius, your exceptional intellectual or creative power or natural ability. Although your poetry is simple but it is loaded with meanings. I just love to explore the underlying meanings of your apparently simple poetry. One of my favourite poems is DISCOVERY. It has a lovely theme. Keep writing and stay blessed! ! !
I read some where when eyes are lost, sight is lost, if vision is lost every thing is lost...Shahzia's insight vision is very strong, Her poetry maps the thought of the society (present) , She is restless in her poetry, and creats a movement on the thought of the reader
Why art thou pale and sad and sick... carrying no happy thought with thee... why lost thy vigor and zeal and zest casting shadows- dark and deep but mixed with somber evening shine like a death-bed patient's parting smile