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

This Water From The Sky

This devastation is beyond any measure

I wish it was only a bad dream

The ruthless water kept pouring from the sky

Houses , fields , animals and small children just swept away

They watched their heaven being dissolved into mud by mere water

The mighty torrents snatched their land and livelihood from them

They had to surrender all to water from above

All they had, kept running away from them , was it real they doubted

Water a necessity, water a commodity , water a life source , water their old friend

Betrayed them and robbed them from all

Water gave them the distress they would never forget

They even wondered where to burry their dead ones

As there was no dry land left for graves

The life was beautiful and natural only a few days ago

Fathers and brothers worked in their fields

Mothers and grandmas fed and patted their dear animals

Sisters were spreading new embroidered covers on kitchen shelves

All gone , all gone and demolished on a massive scale

Let me wipe your tears my dear human kind

For our hearts are now the only dry land left between you and I

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

Saturday , August , 2022.

Note : cilmate -induced rains have recently caused floods and destruction on massive scale in Pakistan . There has been loss of both properties and lives beyond any measure . Being a very sensitive person I have written this poem on the current situation .

The Redemption

I know , I must not have fallen for you

I know ,it has been whole lot crazy

That was neither planned

Then whole else is to blame ?

This daylight reality is distressing and embarrassing

Above all you telling me ,

We could only be good friends

I can’t help loving you

The more I get apprehensive and try to stop

The more I fall for you deeper and deeper

Now , missing you is Obviously the part

Of the whole deal

Shut the door , pull the curtains and let me cry for the last time

I need redemption and salvation from myself

Before all my sanity and wisdom say farewell to me

Let me embrace my newfound heartbreak oops!

Poem by: Ruqia Ismat

Always Return to Me

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When life betrays you

Always return to me

When you are lighter than an

autumn leaf

And the winds carry you

From place to place

Darling, return to me

When all your looks are gone

And your body laughs at you

Return swiftly to me

I am, yes I am your home

Then come back to me

When you have nothing to give

You will find me waiting for you

Now, you may play around

When you lose this game

Find your refuge in me

Darling , let me be your eternal

Lodging and peace

Because I love the man inside you.

Ruqia Ismat. August, 10. 2022.

Happy Wednesday. God bless you with abundance and perfect health my dear kind fellows.🙏😀💓

The composition

I made this design by using an image from pexels .com and I used elements and music from #Canva. com.

I am grateful to God for letting me see another sunrise today.

Good day to you my dear kind fellows. My New design and a Poem.🙏🙂💓

Here is my new composition. Image is from pexels.com. The music and elements are from #canva,

The Angel

The whispering stars

Let out your sweet name aloud

My angel

In the middle of this night

I touch your glistening wings

And my hand glows with them

We did lose time and space

My angel!

But how can we lose

Our heartbeats ?

Always synchronized.

I can see now your fading smile

But your chuckle is the one

That wakes me up

I want to know

Which one is a dream?

Even dreams are more reliable

Than the reality around us

The hearts that are connected

Through divine integrity

Have no fear of downfall .

I close my eyes and

drift to a realm

Where we are still together.

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

Thu, Jul, 2022.

In the Wilderness with Charles Darwin

Last Monday I decide to meet Charles Darwin once for all. Somebody told me that he was studying and researching under a huge tree in the wilderness. Google map helped me finding his location.  Since he left so much chaos behind him through his theory of evolution, he did not have time to organize what he scattered.  We have been devastated by his demolition of ancient biological order among humanity.

 What was he up to?

 I could not trust that man. Maybe he was searching again to discover, something bigger than evolution theory, that could prove another blow to humanity. I told him that his theory brought disgrace to humanity. His breaking news broke many fragile hearts. We are still gluing shattered hearts. Religious hearts are more broken than the others.

Some hearts are more hurt than others

Although it all happened long time ago, we have not yet recovered.  As a consequence, we are in doubt about our origin.  Elders were already trying very hard to make young ones religious and fear God.  Darwin ‘you proved to be a pied piper and tried to seduce thinking minds.  I have honestly suggested to some people to accept your theory. Better to be heartbroken than to be mined broken. I have come to you to place my complaints here.

The humanity has always been accused of not trying enough to rise to grace. Now it is lying flat on grass. Nobody is trying to be human again. The heavy weight baboons are sitting on humanity. We have decided that humanity deserves some reinforcement from you. A theory is just a theory. Eventually, I am here to talk to you on the behalf of others. Following are the consequences of your scientific efforts.

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People are Angry with God

Your theory set fire to the hearts of people. They lost self-esteem. Before you, they were proud of humanity but now, they feel contaminated and ashamed. Is not that enough? Some people even said that you have been responsible for their frail relationship with God. First, they were sad for being expelled from heaven, now they are mad too.  Obviously being sad was better than being mad.

Some People are more Monkeys than the Monkeys Themselves

Yes, lot of people are using hair removing creams. The market shelves are over flowing with hair removing stuff, wax, tweezers, creams, electric hair removers etc., Even some clinics are offering laser therapies to help evolution move ahead. They don’t want to have anything to do with monkeys. Though some are more monkeys than monkeys themselves. Any resemblance with monkeys puts them off. The person who is hairier instantly comes under suspicion.

Some Even avoid eating Banana in the Public

Yes true, one of my cousins took it to her heart, she stopped eating bananas. People are avoiding eating bananas in public. Especially if someone has big jaw, he or she eats bananas at home.

People have lost interest in Heaven

I met some people who told me that they lost interest in heaven because they absolutely believe, there is no remote chance of monkeys going to  heaven. So, they are not working on their heavenly project any more.

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I can’t die with human grace

I had a complete plan of dying with human grace. You have destroyed it. There are others whose burials plans have been disturbed. They think nobody can’t die with human grace. Humanity was something they always took pride in. Now, all because of your theory this has happened.

People are not doing any effort to be human again

People have stopped trying to be better in humanity.  Some even lost interest in their own species. Some are afraid that what if aliens also discover their true origin. So why did not you keep it secret at the first place?  

Some are even apprehensive to leave the wilderness

Only because of your discovery, both monkeys and humans are running away from each other. There is lesser acceptance between the two. Humans hate their past and monkeys are afraid of their future.  Monkeys are scared and they have decided to live forever in the wilderness. They do not want to be human. they know the consequences. Especially, they will lose their happiness of life. Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, suicide all human diseases are scaring them.  All animals are happy except humans. Now it is clear like a day light.

Science and religion will clash until eternity

This debate and tug of war between science and religion will go on and on. There seems no common ground between them. Though some believe there is. But you started this clash  at the first place . We are already sick of wars. You introduced new war.

Some are going back to live off grid

Some humans felt it is useless to be human or live in cities and pay taxes. They are planning to go back to wilderness and mend their broken relation with nature. They are sure nature will provide them with everything.  They are going off grid and eat, sleep walk and run with nature. They will face hard life and fall ill, also because of you.

Cracking the code

Recently, maybe last December a scientist discovered a code on the DNA of a baby born in Himalaya region. The baby looked very unique. They checked his DNA. They found strange code. After working whole year, they were successful in cracking the code apparently. One scientist said “it read “Darwin is right’ the other scientist said No, the code read” Darwin is Tight”.

 The debate is on R or T. Others cannot even interpret what does the word tight mean. The word tight has different meanings in different versions of English. The code solved nothing.

 There is again an endless debate on it. The third party of scientists called both of them pseudo-scientists who have lot of money to waste on fake research. So, they want to establish their superiority on the world.  

How many human species and tertiary races?

It is a big mess now. First theory of evolution and then discovery of so many human or humanoid people. And then the outer shell of all these different races. They are trying to annihilate each other. Though such people get guidance neither from science nor religion.  There is again no consensus on’ who should abolish who’.  Until the fog clears, we will see who survives.

Nyla Goes to A Wedding Party

Finally, a friend had invited Nyla to attend her sister’s wedding.  Since her childhood, Nyla was fond of   attending the weddings. At age 9 she used to attend all the weddings in the neighborhood, even when she was not invited. If somebody uttered the word ‘wedding, she felt a spring in her foot and song on her lips. She wanted to be the best bride in the world since ages but her mother told her that young girls don’t marry. Then and there she promised to herself to marry many times in her life to be bride again and again. Well, now she was married but she had worn only once that pretty wedding gown. What about those new age sleek and bright gowns, she would swoon on them over and over again!

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Nyla Gets Ready For the wedding

The moment she was going to prepare breakfast she decided to reply her friend that she was coming to the wedding.  She pushed her wavy hair aside from getting into her eyes, and read the invitation text loudly once more. Was she dreaming? No, it was broad day.  After batting her eyes in the air, she decided to finish her chores quickly. After all somebody had invited her to wedding.  She felt herself the happiest and the luckiest person on earth.

The Man in the house

She wasted half an hour about thinking what to wear for the wedding.  Suddenly her husband called her ‘’ Nyla! where is the breakfast? ‘Nyla thought she knew this voice, some familiar voice, like the one she knew since eternity. She started to press her soft grey matter in the head. Wow, she could recall, she was a married woman and this was her husband’s voice. Oh, my goodness. Nyla felt she got married again to the same person. Every time her husband uttered her name “Nyla” she felt ‘married’.

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The Husband joke -Believe or not to Believe?  

 Thinking about her husband lead her to a stupid husband joke that a colleague told her the other day. She told Nyla ‘Wise Husbands gush on other people’s wives but they are smart enough to always love their own children the best’’. She was thinking whether she should believe that joke? Was that even true?  Is her husband going to gush over the wives of other people on that wedding party?  Does her husband fit in that box provided by her colleague?

Her Husband and Cupcakes

Obviously, her husband had put on 10 kg weight since they got married. She felt guilty for she was responsible for baking religiously, at every weekend. Consuming those sweet puffy cupcakes increased her husband’s weight. Wedding, cupcakes, women, children and curvy husband what a strange list. She placed everything back on their relative’ places in her brain and got ready. She really wanted to enjoy wedding part and look her best too.  Nobody ever knows what could happen in her smart noggin.

The Fatter, the Better

She felt with the increased weight of her husband was going to pay her back. It was not all bad consequence of her baking. There was something so relieving. What was that? Yes, now she discovered quickly. Her husband turned out less attractive to other women. So, she was relatively in the safer bubble of her romantically attractive and philosophically boring married life. But her conscience started tugging her again, for being responsible for the weight gain of her hubby. She tried to convince her troubled mind that her mother-in-law was more responsible for the curves of her husband. She always told Nyla proudly.’ Listen Karem was born chubby. Period.

That pretty little girl

 Then there she found a little pretty girl tugging her “listen, listen “Nyla instantly wished that she had a daughter like that pretty little girl standing next to her in the kitchen.  The girl spoke and her voice seemed coming from moon “Mom, are you again daydreaming? At this, Nyla sighed with relief and returned to her real world. Suddenly she got an idea, why not her daughter should also accompany her to the wedding.

 Honey we are going to a wedding !

Nyla said to her daughter enthusiastically “Honey we are going to the wedding today “At this her daughter said “We? What do you mean?  only you are going to a wedding, you know I don’t like weddings, and I am spending my weekend at home playing with my new toys. You can ask Dad to go with you. “Nyla felt humiliated but quickly shrugged off dust of humiliation from her shoulders. She could only utter slowly “ok. Then she started singing loudly to regain her confidence in herself. She always needed a particular song to sing when she felt her confidence leaving to the Mars.

Nyla and the letter “H”

 For the wedding, Nyla wore her mauve colored culotte and blouse. She looked into the mirror and tried hard to hide her tummy that looked like the middle bar of the letter “H’. she appreciated her dress and felt like the queen of ottoman empire. After curling her hair and doing her makeover, she decides to talk to her husband to accompany her too. She glanced into the mirror and appreciated her plump pouty lips and broad eyebrows. After spending an hour on getting ready, she could look pretty much a peacock beauty with two tails.

No, Sultan I am Karem!

As soon as Karem agreed to accompany her to the wedding, Nyla suggested her husband to wear shimmery waist coat to look like an Ottoman Sultan. No doubt, she wanted to leave an unforgettable regal impression on her friends. Karem refused her suggestion of wearing shimmery waist coat. He said, “let me stay Karem only”. Nyla immediately felt her mistake of making her husband Ottoman Sultan because with, him’ may come the ‘harem”. The two words slipped from her mouth were “oh, God” Karem asked her what did she mean?  Nyla shivered at her thoughts and said “Nothing, I was only daydreaming about regal nights”  

They Arrive at the Wedding

Finally, the couple arrived at the wedding place. Nyla’s husband noticed that she had forgotten to change her shoes. She was wearing the flat slippers; she usually wore at home. He decides not to tell her to save her from embarrassment. Also, it was not possible for her to change her shoes by then. But unfortunately, Nyla discovered her flat brown slippers when she stood up to dance. She immediately sat back.

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Taking Selfies and Failing in History Exam

The wedding party was about to end and Nyla had not taken enough of her selfies. She got busy in taking selfies and then she heard her name. “Nyla is that really you?  I can’t believe my eyes. how could I know we would meet here?” Nyla looked above her phone and there stood there! tall and sleek woman, Mahnoor !!she could never forget that face, not in million years. That was her school friend, 20 years back, who kept her nagging in 8th grade for failing in history exam. Back then Mahnoor said “Nyla, I can’t believe you failed in history exam, and you are the only student in the whole class to fail? Did Mahnoor still remember that incident? Nyla faked a wide smile but she was not sure. She pretended to be over joyed – that seemed so wrong in her mind. Obviously that sudden meeting had spoiled her joy.

Ice Cream Mends Nyla’s broken heart

Going back home Nyla asked her husband to stop at her favorite ice cream parlor. She knew only ice cream could set everything right for her. Nyla needed to forget how and why she failed in history exam 20 years back.  Many problems had one solution in her life, the ice cream!  Karem wanted to remind her that she had eaten enough at the wedding.  But he knew only ice cream would make the home environment normal again.