Nayab Imtiaz

Deviance

Deviance

I’m taking the road that I feared the most. They call it deviance, I call it hitting the dead end. They fear what the world would say, while I stand here with a puddle of red at my feet and lungs filled with poison. They stand there on the other side of bridge, watching me. […]

Burned by Ice

Burned by Ice

Heart burns as the cold penetrate it, slowly piercing its way through, spreading in its entirety. The child inside me tries to hold onto the warmth, but drowns regardless, grasping at the straws. Tears flow free, yet somehow they freeze and I couldn’t breathe. That is when the realization hits me – I was being burned […]

Commendation

Commendation

Feeling the wind across his face, he set his foot firm and crossed the waves. With life finally making sense, he smiled at the sky and waved. Letting out a happy sigh, he moved forward, as life’s new chapter welcomed him with open arms – never knowing that somewhere, someone prayed for him with every […]

The Dubli, Gori, Doctor Bahu for Your Son?

The Dubli, Gori, Doctor Bahu for Your Son?

It is so easy to criticize someone’s appearance, to ridicule them and tauntingly tell them they lack what it takes to be ‘’successful,’’ but no one never really bothers contemplating upon the impact it has on a person’s life. It is dismaying how the concept of beauty distorted over time.  Our standards of beauty are […]

Poisoned

Poisoned

They told me to be a person I knew I was not. They tore me apart only to say, ”get yourself together.” This world is a terrible place. They abandoned me when I needed them the most. When I wanted to end it, they won’t let me bleed, they won’t let me let go of […]

Life’s Missing Pieces

Life’s Missing Pieces

Standing on the rooftop, looking down I had missed – the roads we once travelled, a little red on the black and white, that uncomplete house and that silver lining on a cloud. I had missed and I had missed it all, terribly.

Free Fall

Free Fall

If only I could just, Understand the why, Behind the heart’s, Secret desire, If only I could just, Grow a pair of wings, Flaring in the wind Just to torch them up Feather by precious feather And let myself fall, Only to understand, Where I belong.