Age Counts

Girls still look at me
and though they smile...
Their eyes speak
A multitude of words.

Once offering me hearts
No longer I see
My age revealed
by the creases of time

I feel my insides
breaking into pieces.
The hope of the dream...
Vanishes in a cold sigh.
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Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.263/Page.336
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Poet's weblog: www.tolafghan.com/members/afzalshauq
© Afzal Shauq

by Afzal Shauq

Comments (5)

WOW, Your writings flow so coherent and alive. Thank you for the teachings.
Joscephine - you've captured in a minute what life is all about! Fabulous... Rgds, Ivan
It's a necessary emollient sometimes in this world of flawed human beings. The only problem is that some people have to come through with a lot more of it than others - who exploit it. Very well expressed, with an understandable element of frustration in the mix. Clever and realistic writing. xxx jim
Firmly and cleverly written. So many of us feel your pain. Tolerance often has to kick in when respect is not reciprocal.
More civility and tolerance is needed in this world of ours. Excellent write, Joscephine. Warmest regards, Sandra