Poems by Syedah Maryam Iqbal

Poems by Syedah Maryam Iqbal
Clumsy Relationships
Living with you for millions of years
To seek support and blood supply,
They remain close clumsily,
Just for their own survival.
Showing you that they are very dear and near,
But actually very far and quite distant,
Within the same premises,
But actually very far and quite distant,
With the availability of an option,
Of a separate survival,
Finding another shade and blood bank,
They take milliseconds to liberate themselves,
Of your love, care and devotion,
By just negating,
Your efforts of millions of years,
By exclaiming about their captivity,
By shrieking about your exploitation,
By rejecting everything that once provided them,
with the life energy, the very source of survival.
The Generous Tree
The handsome, generous, tall green tree,
Stood for hundreds of years,
With its massive shade,
And extended hands,
Hugging me with its parental love,
Protecting me against all the odds—
Against the scorching sun,
Against the smashing wind,
Against the salinization of soil,
Against the growing wild weeds,
Against the camouflaged and exposed
Hazards attempting to uproot me.
Its’ continued protection made me strong,
And I never knew that there was much wrong.
One day, It fell down all of a sudden,
Transferring me all the burden,
Leaving me alone,
To become a tree on my own.

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