In The Multitude Of London

by Shahida Latif

In the multitude of London
I happened to see a depressed figure,
With cascading hair, blue shimmering eyes,
Silky skin, face with the grace of an Angel,
And sat casting down, on the steps of a terrace,
I out of pity queried, “Oh! Girl what occurred to you? ”
Your figures speak though you are silent,
You seem to be a pang ridden, heart broken being”.
She jerked back the disheveled eclipsing hair,
Moped drenched eyes, wiped rosy cheeks,
And responded to my words, “I am a victim of
The breakup, here the marriages are the jokes,
In my motherland only death separates the couples,
Though they go through the hard times.”
Consoling on her plight I asked her the name of the country,
And she replied “Pakistan”, then clang to me.

Shahida Latif

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Hi! I am Shahida Latif from Pakistan, I am the author of many books of Urdu poetry and one novel Saath Ishq "Seven Love Legends". In my poetic career I made several tours abroad and participated in seminars and poetry reading sessions, during the international tours I was asked by the literary figures to write in English as well, so I wrote my first poetry book in English, titled "Drop The Weapons", consisting of 70 poems. The book will be soon brought out, before the month of August 2011. I have been appreciated a lot by the readers. I hate bloodshed in the world, when any one is killed in war or in any conflict my heart weeps, I through my poetry want to give the message to humanity to end war and it is the easiest to do so, just drop the weapons, enlarge your zones of acceptance, consider all men and women are children of the same parents; we can make the world more and more beautiful with love and patience and by preferring others interests to ours. It is the only way to maintain peace in the world, open your eyes and minds lest it should be too late. Love and peace for all.Shahida Latif

Last updated June 24, 2011