Shackles – A Poem Written by Shakil Ahmed


Written by Shakil Ahmed


I am tired and exhausted with the burden of futile life
Loosing the spontaneous rhythm and jest of queer life
Every moment I am tumbling down into the sleepy terrain
Out of fear I close my eyes and try to relax for a while
My body aches painfully traversing the distances
Like a shameless, I try to reconcile with my fragile life
Thorns of life adhered to my feeble feet
I bear the venomous pain with a smiling face

When drops of blood trickle from glaring wound
I just step down to weave a mirage of fallacy
I perceive an invisible splendour strengthening my tortured mind
I hold my pen to indite a poem of sheer defeat
Painting with exotic colours of stress and worry
No one knows my pain, feels the burden of grief and sorrow
Slowly I lose myself into the realm of melancholic verses
And I accept my shocking debacle like a defeated soldier

I long for a divine voice in my real dreams
Million uncanny dreams float in the sky of distant horizon
Leaving lessons of life in a jargon replete with poetic beauty
Renewing myself like drops of dew dancing on the edge of grass
It is like a lesson of self- discovery from the bottom of a darkened pit
It is like an ultimate detour from the world of broken dreams
I am destined to fall like a flickering firefly
Only to know that I am bound by secret shackles.


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Written by Ewelina Maria BugajskaJavorka

Ewelina Maria Bugajska-Javorka was born in Poland, and now lives permanently in Denmark. She attended high school of economics and university of philosophy. She is the author of six poetry books. She has published her first book at the age of 17. Her poems can be found in many international anthologies. She is a laureate of many international awards and national literary competitions and recitation competitions in her homeland in Poland. She is a member of the NWNU - Union of Writers of the World. She is the International Goodwill Ambassador for Minorities at The Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities - FAAVM Canada and International Ambassador of The Brahmand Evolution Council, the Universal Mission for Peace, Justice and Humanity. Ambassador of Literature granted by Motivational Strips.
Editor Bharat Vision and Chief Administrator Motivational Strips - Scandinavian countries.
Correspondent and the head of the Poetry Department in Designer journal, Sweden.
Executive Deputy Editor of Chinese Literature (in charge of Hubei Federation of literary and art circles)
Associate Editor in Interantional Edition of Chinese Poetry Circle Magazine – Southwest University, China.


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