Shall we?

And if a guest
Arrives

Shall we accost him?
Or
Shall we not,

After a year or two
If he comes with
a fair beam

Shall we adore him?
Or
Shall we not

Though we have
brought to end
all relationships,
Though we have
left everything
All through the two years-

What if we accost him,
What if we adore him,
What if we reconcile
with him again,

Shall we not do it,

Ah! Shall we do it,
Or
Eh! Shall we not

Enticing is it,
Enticing is it
To welcome him
in the tenebrosity
of wasteland
again.

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About Adnan shafi

Young Adnan Shafi, (23) was born and brought up in a middle class educated Bhat family, which belongs to Chandrigam in Tral area of Kashmir valley. He is a poet, writer, columnist, translator, short story writer, reviewer, blogger , motivational speaker, ghazal-writer and an editor His poetry book "TEARS FALL IN MY HEART' depicts sorrows and vicissitudes of life. There are various hues in his poems ranging from love to loneliness and despair. Besides, his poetry is replete with the simplicity of thought and language. Some of the poems are autobiographical in nature which relate to his own life’s vows. Some of his poems have been highlighted by different MAGAZINES, JOGMAG, DUANESPOETREE , PETRICHOR magazine, FUNDZA LITERARY TRUST ,SPILLWORD, ONLINE CONTEMPORARY POETRY, FAMILY FRIEND POETRY, UGC approved JOURNAL, WRITERS CAFE, YOALFAAZ, POEM HUNTER, YOUR STORY CLUB, THIENS.IN, FAST KASHMIR, TIMES OF KASHMIR JOURNALIST WEBSITES, HELLO POETRY, and more platforms on the INTERNET He contributes his articles/opinions for different news organizations in Kashmir LIKE BRIGHTER KASHMIR, KASHMIR VISION, RISING KASHMIR, KASHMIR AGE, READER KASHMIR, FAJR, KASMIR PEN, KASHMIR THUNDER, DAILY KASHMIR AGE.

3 thoughts on “Shall we?

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Quite an intriguing piece,with Pinter-like tropes, that engage the reader’s curiousity and an otherwise dormant interest.

    Editorial Note to the Author:

    The use of ” tenebrosity ” is archaic,adding nothing to the understanding or appreciation of the narrative and interrupts the flow of the poem.

    Reply
  2. Parneet Jaggi

    The poem beautifully brings out the Dilemmas and quandaries of the modern way of living, affecting the relationship index in our lives.

    Reply

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