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Backward Bill - Poem by Shel Silverstein

Backward Bill, Backward Bill,
He lives way up on Backward Hill,
Which is really a hole in the sandy ground
(But that's a hill turned upside down).

Backward Bill's got a backward shack
With a big front porch that's built out back.
You walk through the window and look out the door
And the cellar is up on the very top floor.

Backward Bill he rides like the wind
Don't know where he's going but sees where he's been.
His spurs they go 'neigh' and his horse it goes 'clang,'
And his six-gun goes 'gnab,' it never goes 'bang.'

Backward Bill's got a backward pup,
They eat their supper when the sun comes up,
And he's got a wife named Backward Lil,
'She's my own true hate,' says Backward Bill.

Backward Bill wears his hat on his toes
And puts on his underwear over his clothes.
And come every payday he pays his boss,
And rides off a-smilin' a-carryin' his hoss.
Shel Silverstein

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Usko dekh leta tha to bhok mit jati thi

Meri ankhon ka rizq tha mere yar ka chehra

Iss Dafa Barishain Rukti Hi Nahi Faraz
Hum Ne Ansu Kiya Piya Sare Mosam Ro Pare

In Barishon Se D

The children on the lawn
joined hand to hand
go round and round

each arm going into
the next a

Our teacher told us one day he would leave
And sail across a warm blue sea
To places he had only k

آخر وہ میرے قد کی بھی حد سے گزر گیا
کل شام میں تو اپنے ہی

There was darkness under Heaven
For an hour's space--
Darkness that we knew was given
Us for spec

Ishq Qaatil Se Bhi, Maqtool Se Hamdardi Bhi

Ye Bata Kis Se Muhabbat Ki Jaza Mange Ga

Sajda Kha

Hum Gaye The Un Ko Manany K Liye
Wo Khafa Ache Lage Hum Ne Khafa Rehne Dia...

Nahin ke tere ishaare nahin samajhta main,
Samajh to leta hoon saare nahin samajhta main..

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear again

Roshni aur baharain tumhi rakh lo jana,
Mere jugnu mere mausam wapis kar do,
Meri hasrat, meri meh

Aaj jo Tanha hai Woh Pardes Mein
Zaroor Mujh ko us Ney Socha ho ga

Khuvabon aur Khyaalon Mein
M

We should be hidden from their eyes,
Being but holy shows
And bodies broken like a thorn
Whereon

Andhera Ho Raha Hai...!
Chalo Ab Dil Jalate Hain...!

Tapak k gir jate hain mere annso
Yaad karta hon me jab bhi tere annso
Baha rahi hai to apni ankhon

Meri ankhon me najane kia parh raha tha
Shaid uss me apna naam parh raha tha
Yee daikh kar uss ka

Ab woh yeh keh rahe hain meri maan jaayiye,
Allah teri shaan ke qurbaan jaayiye,
Bigrre huye mizaa

The far moon maketh lovers wise
In her pale beauty trembling down,
Lending curved cheeks, dark lip

There were others; their bodies
were a preparation.
I have come to see it as that.

As a steam o

Husn-E-Beparwa Ko Apni Be-Naqabi Ke Liye

Hun Agar Shehron Se Bann Payare To Shehar Ache K Bann

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