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Should We Have To Live Like That…?
(Nov 19,1978 / Pakistan)

Should We Have To Live Like That…?

Poem By Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari

Darkness,
Dejection,
Despair,
Abstraction,
Blues,
Lamentation,
Oblivion,
And a never ending
Depression…
Should I have to live with that?
I have put my life on a rack,
Which is being eaten by white-ants.
Decaying hopes and blazing fears,
Where can I run away;
With my frozen legs and stiffened arms?
As a Doctor had injected ample vials,
Of Haloperidol into my buttocks.
Should I have to live like that?
Nihilistic delusions,
Distorted cognition;
And a dying insight.
Should we have to like that?
Where is the Son of Mary?
Where is the Prophet of Mercy?
O’ God!
You have no arm for us?
SHOULD WE HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THAT…?


Dec,2004

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Comments (9)

No u will never ever have to live like that cause there is someone always praying for you ---you are always her her prayers. nice write kamran and very touching. Never go into this type of thinking--we all love you very much +++++++++10 and regards anju
hmmm...thought provoking....good write
How much of our lives do we control and how much do we blame on Fate? Finding the rational balance is important so that we could live good lives.
Your poems are shaking, you tend to shake my ordinary existence to its foundations, asking tough questions. I like your ardent nihilism in the beginning and the hope of change at the end.
Kamran - Psychic pain is a true nightmare, but as Suzan said, our paths have all ready been injected. This is an excellent poem, but a tragic one, albeit a courageous one. I believe that with acceptance, comes some inner peace.Very well written. Keep your pen full of ink and keep writing verse. Well done!


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