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Backdropp Addresses Cowboy - Poem by Margaret Atwood

Starspangled cowboy
sauntering out of the almost-
silly West, on your face
a porcelain grin,
tugging a papier-mache cactus
on wheels behind you with a string,


you are innocent as a bathtub
full of bullets.


Your righteous eyes, your laconic
trigger-fingers
people the streets with villains:
as you move, the air in front of you
blossoms with targets


and you leave behind you a heroic
trail of desolation:
beer bottles
slaughtered by the side
of the road, bird-
skulls bleaching in the sunset.


I ought to be watching
from behind a cliff or a cardboard storefront
when the shooting starts, hands clasped
in admiration,


but I am elsewhere.
Then what about me


what about the I
confronting you on that border
you are always trying to cross?


I am the horizon
you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso


I am also what surrounds you:
my brain
scattered with your
tincans, bones, empty shells,
the litter of your invasions.


I am the space you desecrate
as you pass through.
Margaret Atwood

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I got to leave this town.
It’s a lonesome place.
Got to leave this town cause
It’s a lonesome

Yad ai teri ajj barson k bad
Chalak pare ansu ajj barson k bad
Tere ansaon se begha hoa wo akhari

Ankh Masruf e Nazara thi to Hm khush thy Faraz
Tum ney Kia Zulm Kia Dil mein Thikana Ker K

Choo Nahi Sakte Kisi Bhi Chez Ko Ab Sarifeen
Nafa Khoron Ki Kuch Itni Meherbani Barh Gai

Is Mahe

Dil Hijr K Dard Se Bojhal Hai
Ab Aan Milo To Behtar Hai

Is Bat Se Hum Ko Kya Matlab
Ye Kese Ho

O gift of God! O perfect day:
Whereon shall no man work, but play;
Whereon it is enough for me,
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Sapurd-E-Khaak Kr Dala Teri Aankhon Ki Masti Ne,

Hazaaron Saal Jee Lete Agar Tera Deedar Na Hota.

The Oriole sings in the greening grove
As if he were half-way waiting,
The rosebuds peep from th

How careful was I, when I took my way,
Each trifle under truest bars to thrust,
That to my use it

"Jo Krte Hyn "MOHABBAT" Wo Kbhi Staya
Ni Krte"

"Dete Hyn"JAAN" mgar Azmaya Ni Krte"

"Har Hal

Bhala gardish e Falak falak chain deti hai kisay Ansha !
Ghaneemat hai kah hum soorat yahan do chaa

Tere aane ka dhoka sa raha hai,
Diya sa raat bhar jaltaa raha hai,
Ajab hai raat se ankhon ka aala

Labon ki sirsarahat se badan k choor hone tak
Main Tujh ko is Tarah chahoon K Teri saans ruk jaye

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord.
There is none to count thy minutes.

Days and nights pas

Kabhi zindagi sey gilla ker k roye,
Kabhi mout ki hum dua ker k roye,

Ajab silsila haiNamaz-e-Mo

Teri Yaad Hai K jesY Kisi Ghareeb Ki Ghurbat..
(JAMI)
Barhti Hi Chali Jaa Rahi Hai...!!

Har Be-Zabaa.n Ko Shola-e-Nawaa Keh Lia Karo
Yaaro Sakoot Hee Ko Sadaa Keh Lia Karo
Khud Ko Faraib

Jahan Rahe Ga Wahen Roshni Lutaye Ga

Kisi Chiragh Ka Apna Makan Nahi Hota

it is marvellous to wake up together
At the same minute; marvellous to hear
The rain begin suddenl

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