The Moment

The moment you flipped my hair out of my face

You melted my heart

Your gaze infused eternal peace into depths of my soul

Sure , you did not know that

The sweat broke out on my cheeks when you placed your chin on my shoulder

And whispered ” I came for you ”

The honour of being your love was all that I needed at the moment

Nevertheless , one lifetime would not be enough for me to adore you

My precious darling

We are two distinct worlds within ourselves

I saw two suns setting into your bright eyes that evening

And the time stood still !

The moment you try to look wiser than you really are

You make me fall for you ,one more time

Your love is clear mountain spring, darling

That quenches my thirst and heals my soul

Poem by : Ruqia Ismat

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2022.

The New You

Though I don’t know the new you

Yet , keeping my promise I will always love you

The old you is still etched into my heart

Nothing , no one , not even you can take away my love for you

It is enough , yes , it will always be enough to live with your memories

You have been abducted, my darling

By someone you can’t even name

Look ! Is not this strange that I welcome the new you

Then I proudly display my bleeding heart to show how much I can take from you

Now , you will keep seeing me at all the odd places

Around you and inside you

Close your eyes , I am in your heart

Look into the mirror , I am there too

I am in your coffee cup and on your empty canvas

You will write my name ,if you try to sign

I wish I could assure you, my darling that’s is fine

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

October 4, 2022

The only Sister Of Five Brothers

What a delightful sister to her five brothers !

A little angel friend to her mother

The spitting image of her petite granny

And a Sweetie little pie to so many

Aunt Zara wants to teach her how to shake

But aunt zeb is worried , she must learn how to bake

Look ! what brothers have brought for her

A sack load of sweets and a doll with a hat of fur

Granny says ” Don’t make her sweeter than she already is !

The sister makes a lovely pout and giggles at this

Father is hiding some sparkly present in his pocket

Could be an anklet with bells or a bracelet

Only sister is allowed to make a guess and break the spell

Brothers may listen to but try not to tell

Mother thanks God for a daughter born into all boys home

For where there stays a girl , manners must come

Among a bunch of roosters , she is the only Nightingale

All must behave and talk their best without a fail

Brothers are desperate to teach sister boxing in a ring

While she feels happy to whistle , dance and sing

The pride of her father and crown of her mother

This sister is cherished and dotted like no other

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

Sunday , Oct,2,2022

I Have A Mirror For You

The lake Saif Al Malook maybe bewitching for many

I have my own lake made of love inside my heart

Where only your beautiful reflections dwell

The moonlit nights charm the visitors of Saif Al Malook

But my lake has a brighter surface

For me lake Saif Al Malook is useless

Because inside my heart’s lake only your magic works

All those songs that you wrote with your breaths on my face

I see them floating all around me today

I have a mirror for you, my darling

And that mirror is gilded and wrought with my feelings

You tilt it in any direction , you will see only yourself

In this mirror, we are forever young ,my darling

I have a place for you, called my home

Once you enter it , nobody can take you away

All the wishful nights that we have not written

With our heartbeats yet , are waiting for us in that home

And , yes far in future I can see a girl belonging to another century

Writing our story, in a language not known to the world .

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

Sep, 29,2022.

My Furry son , My Ambrie

It hurts to call him stray cat now. He came to the right place to occupy the right heart. He is beautiful like a pearl . Always talkative and speaks for himself . Tries to play with me . Almost an adult now but instantly turns into a baby as soon as I lift him up .

Well, I refuse to enter the heaven , unless he is given to me one more time . A heaven can’t be heaven without my lovely cats , also my life would be bland without them . 😍😃

My watercolor sketch of my furry son” Ambrie, sleeping . 😍😃

Men like you

He sits alone in his room at midnight

Having dreams as bright as his youthful eyes

His inventions take forms of drafts and sketches

And his eyes begin to sparkle

A satisfactory smile adorns his dry lips

Then a sigh of peace spreads in the darkness

Would the world even appreciate his evergreen spirit ?

Would his hardwork of years receive due respect ?

Or just taken for granted ?

His struggle to make a difference in the lives of poor countrymen is so precious

Happily he wards off a dream of luxury life for himself

For him the real life means to live for others

Never give up on them my dear !

For men like you are not born every day

Our Sacred Paradise

Doubts don’t make you beautiful my darling , if you know

They only take away light from your eyes and color from your cheeks

We need lions’ hearts and wolves ‘ blood in our kind of love

I can fix your pale face and make your eyes sparkle again, for sure

Don’t you see how bright the moonlight shines on us

How can you forget the sun rises for both of us

At every sunset I can hear your ocean eyes whisper my name , my darling

Let the tides ebb away and let’s claim our paradise again

Our Sacred Paradise where , we would not let the devil tread between us

The devil has taken you far into a world of Oblivion

Where you don’t recognize yourself anymore

There is no another of you and there is no another of me

My destiny with you is as bright as my hope and trust in us

I have not broken the pen, since I wrote my oath with you , my darling

The ink is bright and wet even now ,like our shiny lips and moist eyes

Image from pexels .com

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

Tuesday , Sep, 20, 2022.

Dear God

Dear God , only you accept me with my broken wings

With you , I am never worried what my fate brings

You fix and heal my heart when it gets shattered

I don’t count , how many times it is battered

You make it intact and brand new

Though the process is trusted by a few

You created me and gave me a good name

When I tried and found you , I was never the same

You brace me and help me after every fall

You shower me with the strength to compose and stand tall

That’s how I recognize your eternal love

You gave me the faith to see you above

A heart has no peace, without your light

If I lose you , I lose my dear sight

When I forgive my hurt and embrace my enemy

I cleanse my heart, the way it should be

Poem by: Ruqia Ismat

Sat, Sep , 17, 2022