Image by Al Seeger from Pixabay

Poetry | Spirituality | God

Few words for the Creator

Your infinite excellence and glory call for praise,
but with my limited knowledge,
I don’t know how to write that for you
though I’ll try to find a few ways.

Earth, moon, sun, stars, and multiverses,
seconds, minutes, weeks, months, and years,
joy, sorrow, surprises, smiles, and tears,
seabed to sky, everything is yours.

Neither I know your start nor the end,
I know in this lonely world, you are my only friend.
You are the creator, you are the saviour,
you are the master of my every behavior.

Be it dusk or dawn, light, or dark
you always ignite in…

Resilience | Self Improvement

And I shrunk those 24 minutes into 5 minutes and 10 lessons for you.

Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” –Nelson Mandela

When you google define:resilience, the Lexico (Oxford) dictionary brings up two definitions for the word resilience.

1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

If you asked me about learning one skill in life, I’d answer Resilience.

To survive and thrive, at school or work, or in life generally, everyone needs to learn to be resilient, especially now more than ever.


Image by Mateusz Wyszyński from Pixabay

Prose Poetry

A prose poem

The never-ending clarion knocking
on the old rusty front gate
forced the old slumberless man
to come out of his warm bed,
and walked through the stygian darkness
of the night,
crossing the deserted gardens
of his abandoned castle —
which once had
blithe spirits and echoed bosky scents and blooms of spring.
Trying to walk apace,
desperately hoping to see someone,
it took him an eternity to reach.
No one was at the door;
winter winds were playing games
with his poor heart. …

Image by Breeze


Polyglot poem in English, Urdu, and Romanised Urdu (for Hindi Readers)


I was kind
you took it for granted
I gave my everything to you
you took it for granted
I did for you what others wouldn’t
you took it for granted
I didn’t leave you when others did
you took it for granted
I shared honest feedback what others couldn’t
you took it for granted

Enough is enough
Farewell, my mean friend
this is our relationship’s ‘the end’.


میں مہربان تھا
تم نے پرواہ ہی نہ کی
میں نے اپنا سب کچھ تمہارے لیے لٹا دیا
تم نے پرواہ ہی نہ کی
میں نے وہ بھی کیا جو دوسروں نے تمھارے لیے نہ کیا

Image by Wardono

A love poem

Today as I turned 80, my queen
having you with me
I still feel 19

Your tired eyes are very green
telling stories of all those places
where you and I have been

Your heavenly touch
reminds me I’m alive
and I love you very much

Your lips still taste the same
and bring back memories of our first kiss
when high was our passion’s flame

When I look at your smiling visage
the universe stops moving
and my heart sways

If I were alone, my life would be in vein
I’d be a living dead and
there will only be…

Image by ZeeNBee

A ‘Manager and Employee chat’ while working from home

Characters in this conversation are fictional, and no, this did not happen to me.

Manager (types this to his ‘subordinate’ on a chat tool around 4 PM):
- Did you check the email I sent you?
- (calls the employee, who doesn’t pick up)
- Hey, why are you not responding?
- It’s super important, get back to me.

Employee (after 5 minutes) replies on the chat:
- Hi, I’m sorry I missed your call and the email you sent 5 minutes ago, I went to the loo.
- I’m here now. …

Salam Khan

A gypsy soul 🇦🇺🇵🇰🇦🇪🇲🇾

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store