Contemporary Literary Review India | eISSN 2394-6075 | Vol 6, No 4: CLRI November 2019
Poems by Waheeda Khan
1. A Tiny Niggle
There's a niggle in my heart
A little desirous, a little resentful.
There's ~~a ~~moistness in my eyes
A little joyful, a little painful.
There's something missing in the
A little of mine , a little of yours -
When I first came to senses, the
world tried to assess me,
But, when I assessed the world, I was
left with lost senses.
'Never give up hope' was always
taught even to me,
But, when hope finally obliged me, my
own 'self' was hopeless to me.
Success and fame kissed those who
laid traps of voluble words,
But, when I released my silent dreams,
humiliation engulfed me.
Once I set out on a quest seeking
company of a soulmate,
But, when I found one, the quest of
my soul was left alone.
When there were smiles on my lips,
every audience sought me out,
But, the moment tears touched my
cheeks, I was left to seek all and
Sole intent ever was to escape the
fateful dark trench,
But, as soon as I emerged from it, I
lost my path in the glare around.
My heart was ever choked with throes
But, when before an audience, I was
just left with a smile.
Every moment sleepy agony resided
so comfortably in me,
That, finally when joy glanced at me, I
was left in too deep a slumber.
About the Author
Waheeda Bi Khan is from Karwar, Karnataka. She works currently as a Teaching Assistant at the Karnataka University P.G.centre for the english department. Her qualifications are M.A, B.ed, NET/SLET. She has been in the teaching profession since 2003.
She has been writing poetry since her teens as a hobby. Recently she has published a book of poems titled :FROZEN SMOULDERS through Cyberwit net. Her poems have also been published in the annual journal of The Poetry Society India in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 issues. She has been also publishing poems and research papers in the Ashwamegh monthly journal, The Literary Endeavour and The Tajmahal Review. Her poems are also part of a few anthologies by other authors. She has published a few articles in newspapers too. She basically writes in english but also likes to translate them into urdu. She is also part of many online poetry sites
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