Author Archives: Dr Khaleeq Ahmad

O! Life

O! Life,

One summer afternoon,
Suddenly, without purpose, but for a reason,
No prior appointment,
Like two strangers,
You met me suddenly,
I couldn’t see your face even,
Those few minutes together,
Without any intention,
Without any planning,
Without any idea,
But, destined to be,
Transformed my life forever;
Initially, you were not beautiful to me,
But gradually,
Your sweet voice,
Your infectious smile,
Your catchy laugh,
Your deep eyes,
Your unique style,
Your mysterious behaviour,
Your positive attitude & you,
Aye, you,
Won over me,
I suddenly realised
No one was ever beautiful as you,
No one ever loved me as you,
No one was ever important as you..
You, you became the best part of me.

No, not a single moment
Was without you, only you
The most adorable, the most sought after,
I couldn’t find anyone else except you,
Even in my sleep
Only you, you were visible.
You became my dreams, my wish, my desire, my aspiration,
You are and you will be.

It’s an agreement for eternity
And beyond that,
Whatever you say or do,
You’ve been locked up here, for ever
In the cell of my heart,
Ya, Cardio Queen.

© Khaleeq

Dear Life

Dear Life!
Why are you so bleak, these days?
So stiff, so rude,
So complicated as a knot,
Furious like my fate,
Ruthless like a politician,
Uncompromising like an attitude.

Come some day,
Come to my modest hut,
I’ll welcome you with a smile,
Offer you the best rewards;
Come and embrace me,
Console me,
Sit with me in the cosy winter sunshine,
Let’s have a cup of coffee,
Discuss the hardships,
Talk about the solutions,
Let’s untangle the complexities.

You, you, please don’t be un-empathetic
Don’t be unpredictable;
Don’t be painful,
I’ve fallen on your spikes, with bare back, bleeding profusely,
Offer me help,
Wipe my tears,
Give me solutions.
And, be with me, Life
Be with me!

You only You

In the dark of this night
When the stars dazzle in the sky,
Your face appears from no where
In the silver lining
Of moon & clouds,

My heart leaps up
Tries to touch you,
Feel you,
Hug you,
Just to catch your glimpse.

But, you,
Why do you
Just smile & wink?
O, come on, my love is pious. My love’s pure.

It’s fragrant,
It’s radiant,
It’s quiet,
And
It’s for you only,
Only for you.

It will never betray you,
Never say you adieu,
Will beat for you forever.

Trust me,
Trust yourself,
Trust you instincts,
Trust your soul,
For you are me
I’m yore, yours yore,
Your present & future.
It’s a gift for you, ever.

© Khaleeq