Poetry Blog by Sidra Shahid

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The Girl in the Moon

There's a girl that lives on the moon, 
You can see her, a beauty in the face of beauty, sitting there alone, watching everything turn into doom...
Nothing grows there, nothing comes and nothing goes...
Everything is moving but only goes,
In cirlces...
That girl on the moon has a steel melting smile,
But alas! No one has seen it in quite a while.
And to have no one to talk to or share with ...

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I was nine years old when once the light bulb in our kitchen went out

My father, holding his tool box asked me to come with him and handed me a flash light

Being the tom boy that I was, my gaiety was above the clouds

Knowing that I was asked to assist on a manly task instead of my brother made me awfully proud!

I held the flash light with a  barely controlled glee while my father fixed...

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The Breakup Poem

"Strike the iron when it's hot"
Its just another way of saying, 'break them when they are at their most vulnerable because then, they won't have strength for defense or offense' 
I guess you took this proverb to test when you told me that you didn't love me anymore!
You weren't just a friend or a peer,
You were my soul mate a unicorn in a land full of bears!
I noticed the little changes...

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When they gave him the Nobel Peace Award

"The first coloured president of the super power of the world"

The headline of every newspaper around, proudly said these words.

I wasn't sensible enough at the time to actually read between the lines

But I thought that this was supposed to be good, the world was finally moving to the right side!

But now I know that there are two sides of a coin,

The head and the tail are opposites ...

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Wedding Night - what it will be for me

We Muslims have a ritual every year to acknowledge the needs of the poor, to be compassionate and to uphold our faith by announcing that nothing values more, than loyalty to God!

We buy healthy animals and sacrifice them for God,
Distributing the meat among those who can't afford
We spend the day reminding ourselves that God made man equal - no rich no poor
And it is our duty to help those i...

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Ode to my upper eye lid

You, elastic half moon,

You, cause of my doom

You, crumpled up leaf of an old dying tree

You, protector of my vision by which the whole world I see!

You, dragon guarding the mysteries of the world of my soul,

You, tired little thing losing your touch more and more!

At night, when only a few stars shine,

With insomnia, keeping me awake, you dine,

You, traitor of a life partn...

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'That' girl!

I was reading the horoscope of my birthday today and I found out that my spirit animal is a camelion,
I must say i was quite distressed at being compared to a lizard instead of an eagle or even a pigeon...
But then, i thought maybe it is true,
Maybe i really am programmed to run, instead of dealing with the burnt stew...
I have had my heart broken in so many pieces and now I have run out of gl...

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Some Facts About Myself

I was born on October 24th, which is the first day of scorpio,
I never understood why I had to be related to the parasite that poisons other people,
I don't know if i should be happy about it or not!
I love spicy noodles, lots of coke and rafaelo chocolate,
I enjoy the meal my mother makes after spending a lot of time in the kitchen to fill my plate!
I love the feeling I get when someone is h...

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Where did He put it?

Why can't I find it?

Is it in the dew drop on the sharpest tentacle of the grass?

Or is that tree hiding it in the 90th ring in its bark?

Do I have to find an 8th sea in the quest to have it?

Or should I look for it in the drop of blood of the ant squished under a giant's foot?

Did you have it as a legacy or got it in inheritance?

Did you somehow lose it a...

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My Dear Muse of Writing!

My dear muse of writing! 
Why have you turned your face from me? 
I crossed the horizons of my imagination, panting, 
But you were nowhere in sight, i stretched my hands and found that you had left me! 
Had I been so bad at this that you thought you were wasting your time with me? 
Had I been so ordinary that the spark you searched for was nowhere to be seen? 
Maybe I'm not what I thought I ...

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Gradual Descent in Life

Wasn't life easier when I was a bit younger! Someone else made my hair and even the sun shinned a bit brighter!! The most heartbreaking thing was my brother eating my chocolate, And the happiest moment was to drink coke in my favourite goblet! Things were a lot simpler when life was black n white, Good and bad were the only things I needed to understand before taking flight... The heart melting re...

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"You're so lucky" they say!

"You're so lucky," she said, "you don't have to TRY to fall asleep. You can sleep so easily."
And I smiled shrugged and said, "yeah! This is the thing I never even considered to be thankful for,"
But then when I gave it a thought, I felt so perplexed,
Because to call myself 'lucky' just because I slept 'easily' never seemed like a check point on my to do list next!
So I looked in the thesaurus...

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Am I the worst one You have yet made?!

Late at night lying on the white sheets of my bed,
My eyes started to ache and i felt a palpable break in my heart...
My eyes were dry for there were no tears left to shed
No walks of pride left to tread
No smiles left to embrace
For i was shattering inside, shred by shred..
I felt the shutter behind my eyes, making a loud noise,
The ink in my veins was rushing wildly, making my existence w...

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Dear God!

Dear God!
I know we have had issues with each other lately,
I have been too away because, you too were distant seemingly,
But i was thinking, we should resolve it now,
Because more than ever, I need you by my side somehow!
I have been feeling shitty about myself now more than ever,
But i was hurt to see that you didn't come here to tell me to be clever,
I cursed every moment that I called o...

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Burn the Fairytale Books!

Ever since i was little,
I was told fairy tales,
Real or fake, i don't know,
But they had me biting my nails...
I was told that love is real,
There wasn't a matter of 'if' 
Because i knew i would find it there!
I was made to believe in miracles,
Magic carpets and castles with great specticals,
Fairy god mothers waving their wands,
To save the day, fulfilling all my wants!
I grew up, hop...

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The Subjects Don't Change, The Effects Do!

I have so many people to tell me to appreciate what i have,
And it is a privelige to have people who notice you enough to tell you that you are wrong...
I write poetry because I was told that words have the power mold themselves in whatever shape the writer's emotions are,
The subjects don't change,
The effects do!
I have seen that when you hear something frequently, a bit too often, it loses...

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I am not whole

I was very little when my grandmother died,
So other than the thought that I love her and always will, I have nothing that I remember about me and her...
But that doesn't mean that I haven't seen death!
I have been standing witness to every little peace of me that dies with each of my breath!
Yesterday, I saw a woman who had to give up her child and tell everyone that he was dead!
Not because...

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From myself to Jane Austen

Dear Ms. Austen!
Tell me where in the world did you get a mind so beautiful as to portray a character and make it immortal?!
So amazing, that I am spell bound by their fear, relief, anger and chortle!
Was it the luxuriantly flourished poising greenery of the land you walked on?
Or was it the sound of water gushing in streams, or the kiss of the sun to the clouds at dawn?
From Mr. Darcy's cl...

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We are All Actors

Shakespear said that "we are all actors and life is just a play,
We are living our lives according the set points of the writer, everyday!"
I haven't yet figured out the genre of my life,
I don't know if it will be comic or tragic or artful or satiric!
Act 82: She is 70 years old, nose still too big and ears still too small for her face,
Her mind still works the same way, her purse still has ...

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Questions Questions

So I was walking down with my eleven year old cousin the other day, 
His hand resting restlessly in mine, fingers entangled together in the hot month of May... 
He asks a million questions in a matter of seconds, 
Anna api, How do cars go? 
Anna api, Why can't dogs fly? 
Anna api, What do propellers do? 
Anna api, Why is there no brown in the sky? 
He asks, Anna api, Anna api, Anna api... H...

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My Anxiety

The anxiety u see is nothing compared to what i feel
What u see is a cover carefully designed by my eyes to decieve!
Im not saying im always sad
Trying to drive everyone else mad
I am happy yes im well
But when the pretend fails im in a hell!
The leg, when starts shaking, is very hard to ignore,
And it makes me want to shut all the doors!
Sitting in a party full of people
I suddenly start...

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Poor Little Rich Girl

'That little poor girl'
Its a phrase full of pity,
For a girl living away from the city
In the slums of a darkened village
She is like a silver in water-rusting more with age!
Her clumsy walk talks more of her ettiquets
Her torn up clothes shout of her budgets
The lack of shoes in her feet
Describe the way that she is completely beat!
But the smile on her face
That is shining like a lace

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