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Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

Whether it's a haiku or an epic, your words should look great on all screens.
by Ask Dr. Anna on Feb 25, 2015

Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

Whether it's a haiku or an epic, your words should look great on all screens.
by The Velvet Closet of a Lesbian on Feb 25, 2015

Asghar Nadeem Syed

Asghar Nadeem Syed’s domain of writing spans television plays, poetry, essays, short stories and newspaper column. He has been teaching for the last 33 years, and as Associate Professor at GCU in the Urdu department for 8 years now. Among his mo...
by My Pakistan on Jan 21, 2014

Poem: But The Pigeons Still Coo, Peacefully

But The Pigeons Still Coo,PeacefullyWatching innocent Semoi children,Having vermicelli for breakfastbefore their Sunday schoolunderneath that sturdy tent,contested for Tapah seatin the recent General Elections.Two blue flagsstood undisturbed nea...
by Ripples on Oct 15, 2013

Poem: If Colour is All That Matters

IF COLOURIS ALL THAT MATTERSIf colour is all that matters,Our world will be valuedThrough selective tinted lenses:Leaves will never be green,Hibiscus can only be red,Heaven's blue distortedThrough walls of painted glass-Truth for what it isKept away,...
by Ripples on Oct 3, 2013

Poem: Faces (CONVEX 2013)

FACES (CONVEX 2013)I see faces.Purple-clad peopleMortar boards above their headsSmiling,Proud,Laughing,Posing before their cameras,Hopeful.I see balloons Floating in the sky.Colourful bouquets of flowers,Families lining upTaking graduation...
by Ripples on Sep 22, 2013

Poem: If Chin Peng Had Won

IF CHIN PENG HAD WONIf Chin Peng had won,Would we still have to worryOver rising fuel prices?Would our republic be strong,Sturdy roofs for the homeless,Enough food for the poor?If Chin Peng had won,Would there be unityAmong our diverse people?Would r...
by Ripples on Sep 16, 2013

That Blue T-Shirt

THAT BLUE T-SHIRTShady dark brown strangerDisgustingly skinnyStink of haram cigarettesIn worn-out faded jeansMismatched ugly slippers,Suspiciously eyeingAhead of the queueAt the ATM machine-WearingThat blue T-Shirt.Was he one of them,Those shameless...
by Ripples on Sep 9, 2013

Poem: That Blue T-Shirt

THAT BLUE T-SHIRTShady dark brown strangerDisgustingly skinnyStink of haram cigarettesIn worn-out faded jeansMismatched ugly slippers,Suspiciously eyeingAhead of the queueAt the ATM machine-WearingThat blue T-Shirt.Was he one of them,Those shameless...
by Ripples on Sep 9, 2013

Poem: The Ramadan Bazaar

THE RAMADAN BAZAARPeople.Coming in and out,Passing throughClouds of smoke,Noise,Queues,Strangers,Religion.Earnest men and womenSeeking, holy opportunities:Offering assortmentsOf Nasi Kerabu,Satay,Curry puffs,Sweat mixed with bloodFor extra...
by Ripples on Aug 5, 2013

Poem: When Urban Meets Rural

When Urban Meets RuralLeaving the islandFurther and further,From the high and mighty realmOnly to find myselfLost, disorientedBy worn-out pekan roads,Palm oil plantations,And the quiet fishing village.Aging motorcyclesAngrily coughing out smoke,While...
by Ripples on Jul 17, 2013

On Writing

hastac.orgIts been a while But I am still hereIts been a whileBut who really caresIts been a whileStrokes on a keyboardThe pitter patter of a thru zLeaving out those letters that do not workTo write somethingFor no real reasonJust to writeAnd assure...
by A Poem a Day on Jul 16, 2013

Poem: The Dinosaur of Sabah

THE DINOSAUR OF SABAHA dinosaur dragging its tailLeaving trail marksAlong the muddy forest trailAfter a heavy rainIn neglected interior Sabah.Quietly co-existingAmong the peaceful peopleOf this isolated worldTogether they called home;Yet the once sil...
by Ripples on Jun 27, 2013

Poem: Going Nowhere

GOING NOWHEREWatching the stream of cars Busy racing on the city roadsZooming without a stop;Each on their own:A home to return,Someone to pick up,Or just simply nowhereWithout a care or aim...Just nowhere.No one can ever know.Watching the strea...
by Ripples on Jun 5, 2013

Poem: Independence?

Poem: INDEPENDENCE?Our nation...Has never been free.Passed from one to another,The people poorestWhere the lands are the richest,Exploited in the midst of abundance.The trunks of the treesOur fingers touchedAnd the lush green leaves Our lungs us...
by Ripples on May 13, 2013

Poem: Anguish

AnguishConditionsExpectationsI had enough.I need not,To be told to changeTo be told to improveTo be told to performTo be told to conformTo be told to pleaseTo be told to obeyI had enough.I am tired.Tired of not being lovedabsence of tenderness,Tired...
by Ripples on May 3, 2013

Poem: Stranded on an Island

STRANDED ON AN ISLANDStranded on an island.Sitting by the beachGazing the distant continentBeneath the evening sun...Away from civilisations,Away from disappointmentsSeeking to hideConsoling myself in solace.Stranded on an island.Listening to the sou...
by Ripples on Apr 28, 2013

Poem: Love's Reflection

Love's ReflectionThe warmth of the morning sunFilled with the fragrance of flowersAccompanied, by the blowing breezeAnd the sound of rustling leaves...Can you see it?Real, spontaneousLike the song of chirping birdsPlaying among the trees...Unhindered...
by Ripples on Feb 24, 2013

Poem: The Moon Is Beautiful Tonight

The Moon is Beautiful TonightThe moon is beautiful tonight.Wishing I could go,Growing wings of my own, and flyHigher, closer to the skyTowards the glowing fullnessTrying to touch the light.Wishing I know the songTo sing for such a nightAnd a lovely c...
by Ripples on Feb 17, 2013

Poem: Carried By The Wind

Carried By The WindWishing to be with youWhile looking out the windowsFrom my working desk,Watching the birds in the airHappily flying under the sunPlaying among the cloudsFar above the skies.Stepping outside, at the cool of the dayConversing with th...
by Ripples on Feb 3, 2013
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