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A Daily Joy To Be Alive - Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca

No matter how serene things
may be in my life,
how well things are going,
my body and soul
are two cliff peaks
from which a dream of who I can be
falls, and I must learn
to fly again each day,
or die.

Death draws respect
and fear from the living.
Death offers
no false starts. It is not
a referee with a pop-gun
at the startling
of a hundred yard dash.

I do not live to retrieve
or multiply what my father lost
or gained.

I continually find myself in the ruins
of new beginnings,
uncoiling the rope of my life
to descend ever deeper into unknown abysses,
tying my heart into a knot
round a tree or boulder,
to insure I have something that will hold me,
that will not let me fall.

My heart has many thorn-studded slits of flame
springing from the red candle jars.
My dreams flicker and twist
on the altar of this earth,
light wrestling with darkness,
light radiating into darkness,
to widen my day blue,
and all that is wax melts
in the flame-

I can see treetops!
Jimmy Santiago Baca

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FRIENDS Have 7 Letters,
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Tum Aakhir Khuwaab Kis Ke Dekhte Ho..?

خبرِ تحیرِ عشق سن، نہ جنوں رہا، نہ پری رہی
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Hum jungle ke jogi, hum ko aik jagha araam kahan,
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Remember the days of our first happiness,
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lying all day,

It was the Great Alexander,
Capped with a golden helm,
Sate in the ages, in his floating ship,

Umeed K Sehra Main Jo Barson Se Kharra Hai,
Halaat Ki Be-Reham Hawaon Se Larra Hai,

Ruswaee Se

Mine eye hath played the painter and hath stelled
Thy beauty's form in table of my heart;
My body

aankhen chura ke hum se bahaar aae ye nahin
hisse mein apne sirf ghubar aae ye nahin
ku-e-gham-e

But wherefore do not you a mightier way
Make war upon this bloody tyrant, Time,
And fortify your s

lahr ka KHwab ho ke dekhte hain
chal tah-e-ab ho ke dekhte hain

us pe itna yaqin hai hum ko

When the morning was waking over the war
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The lo

Usy Pany Ka Shoq Kuch Is Tarha Hai Mohsin

Jese Pani Pe Koi Dairaa Banaye Aur Kuch Na Paye...

Once these paths were rivers,
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One day on these paths
t

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