Monday, 23 February 2015

Save this Romance

This poem is about a person who is in a relationship, yet falls for somebody else too, so they write how an affair is impossible without ending the prior relationship. The verses are in English and Urdu.

Saw you on an eventide
A serendipitous sight
And I loved you
Before I met you

You, I wish to embrace
It's not the time and place
And it can't be
I'm sorry


It's like we've talked a thousand times
And made love with our eyes

But tonight is not the night
I'm with somebody else and I can't lie
With me and you, it's never good bye
Save this Romance for another life

Guilty in my mind
Because I can't close my eyes
My spirit
Can hear it

So let the serenade play
The choices I can't make
To feel you
Conceal you

It's like we've walked a thousand miles
To make love with our eyes

Magar aaj raat nahi hai humari raath
Mai guzaar raha hu iss ko kisi or ke saath
Kabhi alvida nahi ho tha humaray darmiyaan
Save this Romance for another life

Without you
Wish that tomorrow was all about you
But that's not right
I'll meet you in another life

But tonight is not the night
I'm with somebody else and I can't lie
Kabhi alvida nahi ho tha humaray darmiyaan 
Save this Romance for another life...



 

Meri Jaan

This is a lyrical poem comprising of verses in English, Urdu and Arabic. Meri Jaan means My Beloved in English, Maafi maloom means I don't know, Jaani means Lover, and Habibi means Beloved.

Meri Jaan
Only in a dream I ever thought you'd find me
Meri Jaan
Fell into a kiss and left the world behind me

Easy to believe a poet's lies
But what if the truth's in my eyes?
And you can see it, so there's a reason to stay
Although they say

Never trust a poet's word
But what if he's in love?
Never ever trust a poet's word
Every fantasy of yours I serve

Meri Jaan
Never was a touch enough to just persuade me
Meri Jaan
Now that I can feel my heart my thoughts evade me

Easy to believe a poet's lies
But what is there's too much beauty in her eyes?
And I can see it, so there's a reason to stay
Although they say

Never trust a poet's word
But what if he's in love?
Never ever trust a poet's word
Every verse of mine you deserve

If this is love
Maafi maloom
If this is lust
Maafi maloom

Oh, Jaani
I think I'm in love with you
Oh, Habibi
What can I do?

Oh, Meri Jaan
I think I've fallen for you! ...

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Grace of God

You are the tenderness that falls into my arms
By the Grace of God
You are the guardian angel that keeps me away from harm
By the Grace of God

You are my one and only faith
By the Grace of God
You are what characterizes fate
By the Grace of God

Found you, gained everything
That was the only moment I had no regret
Let me drown in you and become undone
So that I can never forget

You are my only testament
By the Grace of God
You are what encircles my enlightenment
By the Grace of God

I have marooned from my past existence
So that together our hearts can melt
Found you, lost nothing
That was the only second I wish to spend again

You are my sanity and my insanity
By the Grace of God
You are the reality of my dreams
By the Grace of God

My calling to the prayer
The one to depend upon
My falling to the heart-slayer
The shoulder I lean upon

You are my last words
By the Face of Dove
You are my final breath
By the Taste of Love...

Heaven on Earth

Rushed past me
Like the wind from Heaven
Brushed past me
Like the flame of temptation
Hushed past me
Whispering the seven deadly sins all forgiven

You found me and I witnessed
Heaven on Earth
You bound me
In a fortress conceived for lovers
You astound me
In ways never written

Stealing me away from life
Staying with me till the daylight
Showing me a life away from life
You led the pathway to the light

Do not weep just keep
Me here for an eternity
I will make you feel complete
Cannot be without you even for a momentary release

Now we are together
Eyes sunk into eyes
Becoming one with each other
The truth is there are no lies

Hiding me from every sadness
Enslaving me in madness
Showing me a life away from life

Rushed past me
Like the wind from Heaven
Brushed past me
Like the flame of temptation
Blushed past me
Like the cherry blossom

I found you
And reached the height of fulfillment
I gained you
And lost all material unfulfillment 
I lost you
And you found me alone in Heaven

Fall into my arms and all pain shall be hindered
I always listen to that from your lips
When will the words from you heart awaken?
Without you the world is not worthy of being lived in

I am the mirror of your love
You are the reflection of my heart
Then why is there so much to be aghast of?
Let us descent into each other and become abstract art

Enlightening my fate line
Heightening the potential of me having a valentine
Showing me a life away from life...


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Shameless Writer

Note: An alternative version of Careless Whisper by George Michael.

I feel so unsure
As I take your hand and lead you to the white board
As the fiction dies
Reality in your eyes
Calls to mind a sheet of paper
And all its sad rhymes

I'm never gonna write again
Guilty hands have got no literature
Though it's easy to have your verses misread
I know you know they are true
I should have known better than to cheat a girlfriend
And waste a title that I'd been given
So I'm never gonna write again
The way I wrote for you

Prose can never mend
The Shameless Writings of a poor boyfriend
To the heart and mind
Poetry is kind
There's no beauty in the truth
Ugliness is what you'll find

Tonight the poem was read aloud
I wish that we could lose this renown
Maybe it's better this way
We'd hurt each other with the things the words will say
We could have been so good together
This night could've been written in heaven
But now who's gonna read for me?
Please stay

Now that you've gone (Now that you've gone)
Was what I wrote so wrong?
So wrong, that I had to read it alone...