Huma Azeem

When sometimes
Hopes of life breaks down
Life is anguish...

No close no dear
Not now not here
No dream to seek
Every breath is
Only a curse
Life is anguish...

When sand castles of dreams
Fall apart
When on twisted road of life
Close hearty friends depart
Any wish, desire
Trust nor hope survive
When happiness is also abstruse
Life is anguish...

When on furnace of emotions
Falls ice of numbness
When selfless love
Dies of crudity and skepticism
When unsaid desires
Mourns and sob
And when sadness is boundless
Life is anguish...


HUMA AZEEM is an Up-and-Coming poetess and short story writer. She belongs to an arts loving family and thus inherit love of poetry from both her parents. She started writing Urdu couplets while attending high school and learned the traditional form by reading Urdu poetry's Legends as Mirza Ghalib, Mirza Daagh Dehlvi, Meer Derd, Allama Iqbal, Ahmad Faraz, Amjad Islam Amjad, Qateel Shifai, Munir Niazi and so on. Huma first fell in love with English poetry while reading Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey's poetry 5 years ago and thus begin her romance with English poetry. She recently discovered that her beloved Ghazal had entered the realm of English poetry and once again, she embarks on her journey with Ghazal as her destination. Huma plans to get her work published in coming years. She currently resides in Ukraine with her husband. She can be contacted at humajaved (at) live (dot) com.