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write these words to the tune
lets take a ride to the moon

forget those impy scorny faces
lets look for grandeur in traces

she says log off return to me
plenty of places where we can be

thirsty crow is the story in the books
world keeps us hanging with hooks

hand me that picture they stole
suspended reality in a broken soul

happiness a moments endeavour
the bitter truth sorrows are forever

this song Im singing has no end
hymn of the broken ascend

blurred screams in the background
muted compassion makes no sound

numbness of the heart beckons
happy to wear these shackles

stagnated I can no longer relate
emotions compressed status update

take my hand for I need you now
take a walk with me in the snow

you're the respite I always wanted
certainly a wish that got granted

Look at what you've done

Look at what you've done - A #visual#poem by Naeem Ahmad Sabir— Naeem Ahmad Sabir (@cybegeek) October 23, 2016 look at where you've been
all the love & pain seen
lessons of life come undone
look at what you've done

still you've learnt nothing
still you don't listen
desires have you in prison
in chains that glisten

you're hollow at the inside
pretend smiles at the outside
you preach perfect devotion
secret dirt brushed aside

someone has to place
a mirror to your face
how hideous you've become
greed lust pride disgrace

your worship is theatrical
your love is superficial
heart made of black stone
your life is just artificial

The Dilemma of Certitude

Trying to understand the world around us, what makes people do the things they do, their motivations, their beliefs, is it simply that black and white, what about the greys? Why do we find that most of the times those supposed bastions of faith are the ones the most corrupt. Dont these people understand the precept of their own belief system. What makes them not practice what they preach? The answer to this question unlocks the deepest mysteries of belief and sin. Unfortunately the dogma that one adheres to does not supersede the universal vice of greed & ego, until there is equality, all the promise of salvation is deluded, a smokescreen to enslave and exploit, regardless of what dogma you adhere to, if in practice there is injustice and there is a clear divide, it is a failure. Here is the stumbling block, when one tries to make sense of what one observes, with logic alone and can be forgiven for thinking that perhaps the purpose of every theological dogma is to enslave & e…

Mediocrity The New Norm

The reality of living in this world, a conflict between the needs and wishes deeply anchored in the class divide. I see mediocrity so permanently imbued in the collective psyche.  Sometimes all one can do is to give in to the mundane, stop living & just exist. Finding someone to have an offbeat, real meaningful conversation, an impossibility.

I sought refuge in the social media for some time, but that too has become stale, tedious. A habit without any emotional reward. The interaction, all but reduced to regurgitation of bent opinions and trumpeting of political agenda or some religious doctrine, manipulation. No one questions anymore, no one has time to think for himself and arrive on conclusions, perhaps wrong but his own.

This place has no respite, no open space to just sit and ponder. One wonders is it by design? The whole system built on repression, on exploitation, the divide, easily seen. Yet the rituals of allegiance continue, conditioning the masses not to question. A ne…

You win

No. I won't say it when I know your words words. Without meaning When I see your eyes Eyes. Betray what's in the heart Heart. Which has no love
Without saying a word You ripped apart all that was All that ever will be What saddens me the most Your eyes have no remorse
No. I won't answer for you When you don't even see the pain overrated bonds of blood in vain Reason. Something to gain? Blemish. An irreversible stain
I could never understand  Why those you love the most Are the ones who hurt the most And they don't see it, don't care So now you win, I don't care either


Life gives you lemons
And the lemons are sour

A world where you're measured
not what's in the heart, but more

You look better from a distance
A burden they'd rather abhor

Tis better never pinning hopes
When apparent, they care no more a

You become insignificant, worthless
The higher & higher they soar

To them you're a relic
Something they'd rather not explore

You try, but your heart can't ignore
You are, just not the destination anymore

Among the clouds

Soaring high in the sky
As the visions in time fly by

That last goodbye
Can't forget even if I try

A test to the core
I pleaded I couldn't take no more

Gave me the ever listener a new dawn
Such happiness and bliss in-store 

As I see the clouds pass me by
Can't help but be grateful

My heart sings thy praise o Lord
Such kindness for me the sinful? 

All I wish is your grace
A place within your embrace

For I know there is no other bliss
A world to vanish without a trace

Light in Darkness

Like a failing leaf I stumble  Falling into oblivion I shudder
Watching with eyes wide shut I forsake convention for bliss
Inviting me is the darkness eternal Underneath the layers of dust
Can't fathom what lies beyond Perhaps a smile of a loved one 
Perhaps a face not seen for long embrace not held when it was time
A heart can only take so much Perhaps mine is made of stone
Beneath every smile, every breath It aches it shatters it melts it breaks
The world calls to me oblivious Not knowing how I loath its existence
Glimmers of happiness, a child's voice a companion's embrace, light in darkness