Author: Asma Anwar

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My Innocence

I am missingMy songs of innocenceThe light of joysMy pure mind with claritySitting in front of mirrorLooking over my faceMemories, laughter, childhood phaseI am helpless in this caseWiping out my tearsFor a future full of […]

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Girl looks at the road

Being Her

It was heard when she grew up that “it’s a girl”. She was protected by her parents, extra cared for by her brothers, and was allowed to chase her dreams to her heart’s content. Still, […]

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Khuda Aur Mohabbat

خدا اور محبت

رات کا پچھلا پہر اورگہری لمبی جامد خاموشیادھ کھلی سی آنکھیں اورجیسے کسی فرشتے کی سرگوشییسوچ میں سردی اور یخ بستہ پانیاور کمرے کی پھیلی خوابیدہ بے ہوشیساری سوچیں دھکیلتا شبابآنکھیں جیسے گہرا خوابدل میں […]

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Hold Your Tongue

Hold Your Tongue

It is true, you can kill a man with those words. No gun. No bullets. We are living in a society where people are in a great hurry to collect degrees. And the main purpose […]

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The Woman

The Woman

They say you are not worth itBecause you are not marriedTo find a match at a certain ageOnly determined her self wageShe starts working with a smileReading, listening to all those commentsWork, work, she did […]

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Frailty thy name is women

Frailty Thy Name is Women

Today while giving my lecture I found one of my graduate students mentally absent from the class. She was doing private graduation because college was far away from her residence. On my question, she told […]

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Body Shaming and Pakistan

Body Shaming and Pakistan

We often talk about child care and their needs. We want our generations to be confident and sharp enough to fight with the problems the world is creating and storing for their future. But are […]

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Secret Part II

Secret Part II

It is really hard to knowEither in a column or in a rowWhere I have been mistaken?Everything I was afraid of, happened!Reading whole life page by page backAny unaware false, caused this black?All those moments […]

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Gratitude is Hope

Gratitude is Hope

She started with a gentle smileher epic story of worldly life,joys were less & hardships sublimeShe started to sing that crucible rhyme;firstly, she grabbed the knowledge of booksin search of peace, by hook or by […]

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Strange

Strange

Her gentle features and elegant walkI was mesmerizing by her talkA successful lady ready to rockWhom I once, rejected & block;Don’t bully others while enjoying the topUnbelievable!! I whisper in shockThe ball is now entirely […]

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CSS Phobia

CSS Phobia

During the last few months, I observe that people are suffering from an invisible phobia of competitive exams especially, CSS. Indeed without having a phobia you cannot be succeeded. But, do you really know how […]

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Life and Living

Life and Living

There is a different kind of people living in this world. If I categories them then The First Category is the kind of people who come to live in this world with an epicurean motto […]

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Faded

Faded

Mountains are high & you can’t flyGravity sustains you, nor the skyWhat if I do? At least try… They all laugh & she cryShe was leaving for jumpAnd that was a big bumpThat was her […]