Posts Tagged poetry

Helter Skelter

another interesting pattern

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

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Things have Changed

know what's hot

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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