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At Times I Wonder

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At Times I Wonder

"At Times I Wonder" By M. Taha Effendi (Nazam) At times I wonder what life would have been worth Spent cloaked in soft shades of your sable tresses If ill-fated darkness that shrouds life's wrecked hearth Was slayed by vigorous radiance of your eyes' recesses Oblivious to earthly callings would it be so unfair If I remained in your mesmerisms so eternally engrossed Your heavenly allure my parched eyes would ensnare On the fabrics of your existence my love I embossed When plagued by the bitterness of life's onerous race I would drink the glacé elixir upon your crimson lips Bury my distresses within the calm of your embrace Build my sanctuary in the shade of its eclipse Sigh! This traitorous heart pounds even in such dismal state I breathe with no hope of mirth nor a word of protest My vacant eyes resigned to this inescapable fate I stand unwilling to rebuild my plundered nest Clasped perforce to my bosom the agonies my love bequeath I heave my wounds through accursed corridors that adorn Deathly shadows that loom, daunting horrors that wreathe Where every step garlands me with camouflaged thorns With not a course in sight, neither a goal nor any thrill I trudge with bare feet across the scorching earths Dreading the inevitable plunge from edge of sanity and still At times I wonder what life would have been worth (Finalist - International Poetry Soup Contest 2012)

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  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:42:00 PM

    love this...thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 6:08:00 PM

    Congrats Taha on your poem winning the semi-final of the Poetry Soup contest. I wish you all the best in finals

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 7:13:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Taha. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/6/2011 2:26:00 PM

    You have that Shakespherean touch but you make more sense! Another gem to enjoy.

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 10:41:00 PM

    Nice effort to pen the inner feelings and conflicts of your heart in this Nazam. Without doubt Sahir Ludhianvi's Geet's would continue to live in the hearts of millions and millions of his lovers all over the world. I am also one of his fan and thank you for your kind words on my Poem. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 8:49:00 PM

    Taha, I have read your poem again and enjoyed it as much as I did when I commented first time in November 2010. The poem is really awe inspiring. Keep up the good work

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 7:27:00 PM

    You have made a journey here Taha, and its well reflected onto the reader

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 4:40:00 PM

    This is Strong and Powerful :D So Unique and Lovely :) I Like it :D

  1. Date: 9/10/2011 3:24:00 AM

    No one could've done it better. You rock bro

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 2:25:00 PM

    entrancing piece here Taha, really good read..

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 5:19:00 AM

    Hi Taha. Thanks for the visit and the kind comment. This a wonderful piece.You really have an ability that I as a novice writer, would aim to achieve. What life would have been worth, if......... Regards to you, yours and your writing. Eamon

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 12:41:00 AM

    nice work

  1. Date: 11/21/2010 9:11:00 AM

    This is a very good write -well rhymed and well expressed. About the Form.please edit the Form of the poem to read 'Rhyme' instead of 'Ghazal'. Sahir Ludhianvi's "Kabhi Kabhi" is not a Ghazal but "Nazm" (Poem).Sahir Ludhianvi's most popular Nazm is Taj Mahal. He is not famous for his Ghazals. Please read about the Form Ghazal in the Forms of Poetry in PoetrySoup. Ghazal came to the subcontinent from Turkish, Arabic and Persian and means Army. Eminent Urdu poets wrote some exquisite Ghazals.

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 1:26:00 PM

    Yes, I am quite familiar with sahir as a super Gazalist, Taha. Even today I enjoy songs written by him,