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"It Might Have Been" - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We will be what we could be. Do not say,
"It might have been, had not this, or that, or this."
No fate can keep us from the chosen way;
He only might who is.

We will do what we could do. Do not dream
Chance leaves a hero, all uncrowned to grieve.
I hold, all men are greatly what they seem;
He does, who could achieve.

We will climb where we could climb. Tell me not
Of adverse storms that kept thee from the height.
What eagle ever missed the peak he sought?
He always climbs who might.

I do not like the phrase "It might have been!"
It lacks force, and life's best truths perverts:
For I believe we have, and reach, and win,
Whatever our deserts.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Latest Urdu Poetry

Teri soorat jo dilnasheeN ki hai
Aashna shakl har haseeN ki hai

Husn se dil lagaa ke hastii ki

AS one who having wandered all night long
In a perplexed forest, comes at length
In the first hour

O THOU Great Being! what Thou art,
Surpasses me to know;
Yet sure I am, that known to Thee
Are al

Safar tanha nahin karte
Suno aesa nahin karte

Chalo tum raz ho apna
Tumhain afsha nahin karte

hum kisi ko majboor nahi kartey ke woh hum sey baat karey
aey dost
jinhain ho rishtun ki qadar wo

Kash Main Tere Nam Ka Nukta Hota
Tum Tum Na Rehte Agar Main Na Hota...

Apne Hathon Se Kar Dia Azad
Jis Parindy Me Jan Thi Meri...

koi mujh ko mera bharpur sarapa la de
meray bazu,meri ankhe,mera chehra la de

naya mausam meri b

Koi na milay to qismat se ghila nahi karty!
aksar log mil ker bi mila nahi karty!

har shaakh par

Come not, when I am dead,
To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave,
To trample round my fallen head

Usne sukoot-e-shab mein bhi apna payaam rakh diya
Hijr ki raat baam per maah-e-tamaam rakh diya

Aayine se pardah kar ke dekha jaye,
Khud ko itna tanhaa kar ke dekha jaye,
Hum bhi to dekhen hum k

Faqat ek baat kehna chahta hun
Teri ankhon main rehna chahta hun

Bohat jaag chuka hun tere hijr

Falling in love was like falling down the stairs
Each stair had her name on it
And he went bouncin

Kisi Ki Aankh Se Sapne Chura Kar Kuch Nahi Milta
Munderon Se Chiraghon Ko Bojha Kar Kuch Nahi Milta

Mundar per chiragh rakh diye hain khud jalaye ga
woh aanay wala shakhs janay kis taraf se aaye ga

KHush-baKHt hain aazad hain jo apne suKHan mein
KHush-baKHt hain jo qaid hai neki ke chalan mein

Stanza (31)

Chashme-e-Aqwam Se Makhfi Hai Haqiqat Teri
Hai Abhi Mehfil-e-Hasti Ko Zaroorat Teri

Dil hi to hai na sang-o-khisht, dard se bhar na aaye kyuN
RoyeNge ham hazaar baar koi hameiN sataay

Judaiyan To Ye Mana Bari Qayamat Hain
Rafaqaton Me Dukh Kis Qadar Hain Kya Kahen...

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