Poems by Syedah Maryam Iqbal

Poems by Syedah Maryam Iqbal
 
 
In memory of my Father
 
With tears in my eyes and a broken heart,
I strive to exist, though it is a story of the past,
When you left me bewildered and shattered,
I thought about myself as survivor of an atomic blast.
 
I rebuild my life to coexist with torment,
With wreckage spread everywhere and discontent,
I try to find reasons to go on and reinvent,
My blessed life, happiness and content.
 
But, your sudden demise left me forlorn,
There is so much melancholy and a lot to mourn,
However, whenever I recall my cheerfulness and your adore,
I feel exalted to be in your lap after being born.
 
With your pampering and shelter,
My life never witnessed welter,
I walked on the skies and did venture,
I was the princess with everything stellar.
 
 
 
Diverse Shades of Humanity
 
Our human identity in the hands of discrimination,
Is a demeaning scar on our intellectual cognition,
We are sent to earth as vicegerents of God,
But, through our actions, we never form a coalition.
We are wheatish, brown, white and black,
All shades of humanity are under attack,
How can we prefer one to other of our kind?
We are same, with no dominance to ransack.
Our souls have different skin colour tones,
But, we have human bones and hormones,
No colour has superiority over the other,
Despite our locations in diverse zones.
Why does humankind face the burden of colourism?
Why do we keep each other behind racist prison?
God has created humankind with beauty of hues,
To show us his craft of creation and wisdom.
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6 thoughts on “Poems by Syedah Maryam Iqbal

  1. ** I feel exalted to be in Your lap after being Born **
    The true feeling of a Daughter for her late father is Herat Touching.

  2. Great works and words on long time positive implication on human race.We are the new race in our own century where everything is totally unique form the past. We were subdued to lots of colonialism,nothing to keep ourselves puling all the time,we have got great tasks to accomplish a head of us. We should forget about the past and embrace a one world race only focused on living in harmony.the only virus eating up the world today is the colonialism mindset that those who lived before us don’t want to ignore. We are all born with different egos but their comes a time when you have cut off your ego and embrace a new life style.We should think beyond race and any other abhorrence attached to it. We should think like the new world.thats the way to go.

  3. Virile exhibition of love for a wonderful father and a remarkable remark on the need for total repudiation of racism by humanity

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