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Main Character - Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca

I went to see
How the West Was Won
at the Sunshine Theater.
Five years old,
deep in a plush seat,
light turned off,
bright screen lit up
with MGM roaring lion-
in front of me
a drunk Indian rose,
cursed
the western violins
and hurled his uncapped bagged bottle
of wine
at the rocket roaring to the moon.
His dark angry body
convulsed with his obscene gestures
at the screen,
and then ushers escorted him
up the aisle,
and as he staggered past me,
I heard his grieving sobs.
Red wine streaked
blue sky and take-off smoke,
sizzled cowboys’ campfires,
dripped down barbwire,

slogged the brave, daring scouts
who galloped off to mesa buttes
to speak peace with Apaches,
and made the prairie
lush with wine streams.
When the movie
was over,
I squinted at the bright
sunny street outside,
looking for the main character.
Jimmy Santiago Baca

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Es Doar Ki Zulmat Mein Har Qalbe Preeshan Ko
Wo Daghe Muhabbat De Jo Chand Ko Sharma De

Teri yaad dil se jane nahi denge,
Tere jesa dost khone bhi nahi denge,

Sharafat se roz SMS kia k

Woh meri chin-e-jabin se ghum-e-pinhaan samjha,
raaz-e-maktoob ba-be-rabti-e-unwaan samjha.

Yak

Woh hijar to deta hai judai nahin deta,
Kya tarfa tamasha hai bhujai nahin deta,
Mehsoos to hota h

Aap ko chehre se bhi beemaar hona chahiye,
Ishq hai to ishq ka izhaar hona chahiye,
Aap dariyaa ha

Kitnay Tarse Huwe Hain Khushiyo Ko
Woh Jo Eidon Ki Baat Kartay Hain

کتنے ترسے ہوئے

Aya Kuch Is Adaa Se K Palkein Bhigo Gaya

Jhonka Tere Khayal Ka Kitna Shadeed Tha...

When they were come into Faery's Court
They rang -- no one at home -- all gone to sport
And dance

Barson ke baad dekha ek shakhs dilruba sa,
ab zehen mein nahi hia par naam tha bala sa,

Sarhaney rakh key soti hon !!
Tera Hijar _______ apna Sabar !!
سرھانے رکھ کے سوتی

Dard kia hota hai batayein Gay kisi roz
Kamal ki Ghazal tum ko sunayein Gay kisi roz

Thi un ki z

maine chaha tujhe eid pe kuch paish karoon
jis mein ahsas ke sab rang hon roshan roshan
jis me aan

Mere Hathon Ki Lakeeron Main Ye Aib Chupa Hai Mohsin
Main Jis Shakhs Ko Choo Loon Wo Mera Nahi Reht

Khair Hai Sultani Jumhoor Ka Ghogha Ke Sherr
Tu Jahan Ke Taza Fitnon Se Nahin Hai Ba-khabar

sun to sahii jahaan main hai teraa fasaanaa kyaa
kahti hai tujh se Khalq-e-Khudaa Gaibanaa kya
zin

kya sunayain kis haal men ati hai pardes ki eid
nikal aate hain aansu jab yad ati hai dess ki eid

Yehi karishma hai sach ka, Yehi karamat
Hai Karbala ki,
Shaheed kar ke yazeed faani,
Shaheed ho k

Jis Dil Wich Sajan Was Jaiye

Us Dil Te Zulam Kamai Da Nai

Jadon Pyar Kise Nal Pa Laiye

Ohnu

Dil to mera udaas hai Nasir,
Sheher kyun saayen saayen karta hai.

Ye Udasyon Ka Mosam Meri Zindagi Na Le Le...

Mera Dam Nikal Na Jaye Usay Yaad Karte Karte...

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