I Need You
I am living alone
In barren universe.
My soul seeks a soul mate,
To be so terse.
I stretch my hand in rain,
But, drops don’t know my pain.
My heart says there is none
Who can realize love,
I want you to know that,
Love’s all above,
This is not such a clue
You know that I need you.
The Girl I Loved
When we met first, she was thirteen
Her hands so white, her hair so gold!
And curls she wore on both her cheeks,
For her friendship my heart was sold
I loved the sweetness in her songs,
She sang when she wanted to embrace.
After kissing the tips of white fingers,
I read the Bible of her face.
In days, she was the best of friends
Always with me like shades in light.
Her love, coolness and fragrance mine,
With her luminescence my nights were bright.
Whenever we met for gifts exchange,
She gave me flowers: Rose and Jasmine.
Fragrant breaths blessed me with new life,
She was with me, the world was mine!
The days of charm have passed and now,
I’m the alone to see night bars
This would be the fate I did not know
I’m here ‘lone and she’s in stars!
(Nazim ZarSinner is an Urdu and English language poet, short story writer and translator from Pakpattan, Pakistan.)