Lost Hopes


There is no background as such, it was just a thought process.

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Lost Hopes

I lie like the dead sea, still, lifeless.

The night sky, full of stars, full of hope.

Lingers above me.

But I lie still, just like, the dead sea.

The sun rises, it shines,

Here comes tomorrow,

Here comes endless new possibilities

Here comes the summer

But I lie still, still, just like yesterday.

I sit at the window

Looking at the seasons pass,

The rains, washing away the dust,

The autumn stripping the trees naked

The spring, blooming the flowers

But I lie still, just like the trunk, watching the days go by.

Is there no hope?

No hope for a better tomorrow?


Hope for me,

Is like the rain in a drought

Like a silver lining on the darkest cloud.

Like a light at the end of tunnel

Hope is what I need, it’s the sun that I need.

My faith in good is lost

My faith in a better tomorrow is lost

There is no strength

To carry on, to see thing through to go on.

How to rise above this?

How to go on without faith?

How to go on without hope?

Because I still lie like the dead sea, lifeless, don’t know how to go on…..

– Shaheen.




It is the continuation of the poem Demons.

A New Beginning

With dusty winds blowing in front of her, she struggled to break through.

She fought the dirty wind of the world, she fought the people who scorned her.

She strived to step away from the darkness that followed her for years.

She strived to reach the light she saw at a distance, but was still so close.

She had too much of the cold, she had had enough winter.

She lay down on the ground just before the ray of sun: tired, lifeless!

She could see the sun, but could not feel it; she could see the wonders of the world but could not touch them; she could see her better self, but could not become.

She had lost, she thought, she could not go any further!

She lay still for a while, without any movement, without even a breath!

She found every ounce of her strength and leaped toward the light she craved.

She leaped towards the summer she craved.

With Eyes crystal clear from the tears, with the heat of the sun on her skin, with velvet grass under her feet and with fresh smell of flowers…

A New Beginning awaited her

A New Beginning was ready for her!

– Shaheen

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