The Light Of Tears

Hopes exude en masse

when night befalls

the avenues of life.

The horizon mourns death

of the Sun wrapping itself

in a darkish shawl.

A million eyes inhabiting

the milky way peep down

through the dark,

crying like stars.

Spotting me here, a pair

descends steps of the air

in a hundredth of a second,

lending me what

my eyes require.

‘The dawn is silhouetted near’,

says the light of my tears.

Inspired by Mohsin Naqvi’s verse,

Mohsin taloo-e-ashk daleel-e-sahar tau hay,

shab kat gayee charagh bujha dena chahiye

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13 thoughts on “The Light Of Tears

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  2. nayni

    Spotting me here, a pair

    descends steps of the air

    in a hundredth of a second,

    lending me what

    my eyes require.

    !
    !
    Buhut khob ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Asma

    A million eyes inhabiting

    the milky way peep down

    through the dark,

    crying like stars.

    Its like being on the internet – a million eyes reading each word you type ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I loved the way you ended the poem. I feel unbounded trust in these lines. By-the-way, the verse is beautifully written and you have laid the inspiration in nice way.
    I heard about bomb blasts in pak, hope everything is fine at your end!

  5. @shivya .. thanks you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Asma .. haha .. an interesting definition you’ve made out of it .. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @neilina .. thanks a lot for liking the poem!
    yes, Pakistan’s been hit by the worst attack in its history … our grief is unbounded .. May Allah have mercy upon us!

  6. โ€˜The dawn is silhouetted nearโ€™,

    says the light of my tears.

    That’s a brilliant end to this beautiful poem; it gives so much hope to look forward to.

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