Iraj Shariq hails from Pakistan. She has been making remarkable strides in both the fields of dentistry and poetry.
The Mourning Dove
Two doves sat on the maple tree
They cherished enchanting love songs
Their hearts entrapped in each other, yet feel so free
And have vowed to fly together all the way long
Moon holds its breath when they smile together
Daffodils witnessed them frolicking in the rain
And wished the moment would last forever
Unaware that destiny would hit them with pain
One stormy night,
Lightning struck their home
The thunderstorm became so wild
Killing him, and leaving her all alone
The night was gone, and the sunlight appeared
Proclaiming to her the punishment of life
While she mourned the death of her dear
On that day, deep within, she too had died
She never croons the love songs again
The rain weeps as now she loathes getting wet
The daffodils withered in their empty domain
The moon who once beheld her smile was all set
Creatures say she is fine
Not a single tear was shed from her eye
But how to them could she define
That dead souls are unable to cry!
The Tears and the Depth
Alas! We met again
Exclaimed the majestic sea
Whenever we meet each other
We both feel a strong sense of connection
That is; the pain
I inaudibly tell it my sorrows
It calmly listen to my woes
It seems as though a part of us
Is created for one another
Once I finish pouring down my heart out
The glorious seashore whispers in my ear:
Drain all your tears in me
I do as directed
And its waves carry all my grief away
Our little secret remains concealed from the cosmos’ eye
Because this world will never understand…
“The tears and the depth”
That we both carry within us.
Iraj Shariq, a talented individual hailing from Pakistan, has been making remarkable strides in both the fields of dentistry and poetry. She has had the privilege of collaborating with prestigious literary organizations and renowned magazines based in Pakistan, India, Nigeria, and America.
Her work has been prominently featured in esteemed publications such as Mocking Owl Roost, Rasa Literary Review, Fit with Words, Dovely Isi, International Literature and Arts Magazine, ARKORE Writes, Young Nation, V.shine, Badbaan, and Mahanam e Sehar.
Throughout her journey, Iraj Shariq has garnered numerous accolades, securing victories in various competitions and earning certificates of distinction. Her unique voice and evocative imagery captivate readers and critics alike.
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