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we gutted ‘em all!!
by Nazma Yousufe Malik

The air is serene,
The water is still,
The Earth is silent,
imminent all is ready to change,
all is ready to get violent.

While we exalted from
feet to cart to buggy to car to plane,
the nature silently shrunk in
forests, grasslands,and lions lost 'eir mane.
We exploited them to the culmination,
fuelling them to kindle the flame,
now the nature is plotting against us,
and is about to begin the deadly game.

We polluted and we disturbed the ocean,
looted the jewels, pearls, and all its resources,
Tsunami attacked us with all its forces.

The biggest human invention was set
free on ocean, which was promised, would never sink,
just a small chunk of glacier,
made the giant Titanic,
to merge into nature, within a moment blink.

Nature talks, it feels, it listens,
the unheard and ignored part is we, the humans.
Nature again and again warned,
even when we converted dense
forests to huge Thar Desert.
In revenge against the culprits,
an invincible union all the nature forces formed.

We took innumerable pearls and it created its
myriad replica,
But nature when took Gandhi, Jackson and Indira,
We were left bemused in helpless condition and enigmatic aura,
We need to bow and acquiesce,
We are guests at nature's place.

We take one, nature produces dozens,
Nature takes one, we are left frozen,
Let's live in harmony with nature,
And let's be incumbent to save Earth,
from disasters and tolls, like
the most intelligent creature.

 

the pain of being an orphan
by Nazma Yousufe Malik

I wander lonely in the streets,and people
like me, everyday i greet,
they look at me and pass by,
they too are orphan but they don't feel shy.
i'm forced to do the work,
that i don't will,
but to earn a bread for life,
i work still,
But i have still not got
the reward for the work iv done,
Thats why i can feel the pain of being an orphan.

After my labor hours,
i walk for rest,
I wander near roads,
and i wander near seas,
Then begins my life's real test,
when i have to bear the pain of sleeping
helpless under the trees,
Great people said"Patience is followed
by great award"
and unfortunately,'tis the only thing
i can afford,
but iv still not got reward,
for the things i learn,
that's why i feel the pain of being an orphan.

When i see smartly dressed children,
coming out from well known schools
I wonder bout their parents,that
how easily, they admit their children here,
even if they are fools.
When these children fall,
their parents come and make 'em stand again,
but on rough ground, when i fall,
i remember that iv no parents,
and my gashes feel
double pain.
If i'd be made a 'One Day Creator'
i'd do a work such that,
every child would have a mom,
and every child would have a dad,
at least then they would get the reward, for
the work they would have done,
and noone would ever feel,
the pain of being an orphan....!

 

HOPE, HOPE, HOPE
by Nazma Yousufe Malik

Hope, hope, hope

to gain smthin', have desire,
to attain your aim, blaze fire,
hope, hope, hope

every effort, every time
to cross the flames and waves,
hope hope hope

to break through the storm
and seize ur destination in best form

hopes of pious souls scream
smiles the desire of open hearts
now evrythin'z real, nothinz a dream

hapines wud fly you along
to a place where
heaven meets
ur desires and prays....

hopes of pious souls scream

smiles the desire of open hearts

now evrythin'z real, nothinz a dream

passes like this , every night,
that you wud grab your dreamz so tight...

hope hope hope

steal fire from d sun
with ful blaze, so that u burn

hope hope hope

see hearts a place to abode
cuz tis the only way to reach god

hope hope hope

hopes of pious souls scream

smiles the desire of open hearts

now evrythin'z real, nothinz a dream.....!!

 

trouble
by Nazma Yousufe Malik

 

Destiny is simply the strength
of your desire,
if you cry in trouble,
it grows double,
if u laugh at trouble
it disappears like a bubble.

Never walk away from truth,
when you see some faults,
be patient and realize,
that nobody's perfect
it's affection that matters,
not perfection,
so gather your strength
and be proud of
what you are
'coz,
if you cry in trouble,
it grows double,
if u laugh at trouble
it disappears like a bubble.

Just live it your way
and don't let darkness to stay,
bring the charm in and brightness,
to make it all go away,
so what are you waiting for,
'tis time to make the hay
and remember,
Destiny is simply the strength
of your desire,
if you cry in trouble,
it grows double,
if u laugh at trouble
it disappears like a bubble.