Posts Tagged poetry

Helter Skelter

We don’t treat the disease. We only treat the symptoms.

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Things have Changed

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed

By Fareeha Qayoom

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2013: Happy New Year!

all that you can't leave behind

And if the night runs over
And if the day won’t last
And if our way should falter
Along the stony pass
It’s just a moment
This time will pass

Stuck in a moment, from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000, U2

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Robert Frost – The Road less travelled

Musquash Pond

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep

Poetry By Robert Frost, selection by Fareeha Qayoom

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August 14th, 2010 – Independence Day

Flood Victims

Pakistan will rise again like a phoenix from the ashes because Pakistani citizens have one trait in common – resilience, endurance and the spirit of carrying on no matter what life throws at them, as Shahzad Roy put it in his song, “Laga Reh,” (“Tu hai aik Aam admi or bus,” translation: “You are just a common man, and that’s it” – the common man replies, “to Kia karoon, himat har doon?” “So what else should I do? Should I just give up?” Roy replies, “naheen, Laga Reh!” no, carry on!) – The only way is up when you are all the way down. I have faith we will get through this.

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Pakistan: Diary of a concerned citizen

Photo AP

The quality of life has gone down in our country too. You see it on our roads, you see it on television; you see it all around you – around your neighborhoods, your towns and cities, even when you meet your peers, friends and relatives. It’s the same story at your workplace, your neighborhood store, your Masjid (most people – read men – now prefer to say their prayers in seclusion instead of doing it the old fashioned way; that is, going off to the Masjid); you never know when it’s your time. Gathering for religion, fun, shopping and nightlife is taboo in our country now. No, I am not exaggerating

By Fareeha Qayoom

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