The Quest

December’s always been my favourite month.  Sitting by the fireplace, I wonder how time flies and crawls at the same time. I remember hearing somewhere that time passes quickly but moves very slowly. I take a sip of coffee and try to study the glowing fire. I get lost in the orangish yellow flame; it…

Haiku: ‘Haunting’

These memories have now become distressing, They aren’t sweet anymore   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Image: Flickr

Comfortably Numb

Cold wet vicinity Twitches of torment,   Oh little by little, How cold befriends her! Enwrapped in apathy; Her world evanesces,   Alas! Sweet torture…   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Title: Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd Image: My Immortal by Evanescence


Resting calmly under a tree, The shade it provides brings peace and joy, I start to inhale the cool fresh air, I free myself, Nature’s my savior!   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Photo: Google images  

Married to agony

Suffering and heartache; Your ultimate gifts to me, That I accept earnestly!   Numbness; My offering to myself, Bittersweet melancholy!   Miserably; When being numb begins to fill me up, You find your way back! Alas, replay…   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Image: Pinterest


It was their first wedding anniversary. Her definition of “their” fight was where he spoke and she listened. He released his rage and she struggled to focus then she embraced silence. Another fight! He did his thing and she did hers. She remained silent which he deemed her rudeness. Her silence made him so mad;…


Birds chirp and sing Streams keep flowing, Nature’s calling   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Photo: mine


Dried pledges, Died expectations, I foresee the future waiting by my door, However I jump into this black hole!   Consistently hungry for your actions, But you feed me with your words! Sadly whenever I need you the most, That’s when you vanish like a ghost!   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Photo: Google  


Lush green grass Stress begins to lose color Time to meditate   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Image: Google


Façade of happiness Depressed from inside Yearning for love That’s lost and died   Engulfed by narcissism The selfless still endures The power of decision Remains his no more   © 2017 Soiba Tahir Image: Google


The nurse was outside when she overheard the old lady, “Son, is that you? I knew you’d come Nobody believes in me I knew one day I’d be able to defend myself You’re listening, right? Why are you standing there? Come here! I want to hug you Your mum had been waiting for you, ever…


Much anticipated moment, The unification! Euphoria boosts insomnia, Nervousness fosters delight!   The early arrival, How time crawls Wait…wait…wait… Anxiety takes its toll Splinters of sanity, Sun starts setting…   © 2017 Soiba Tahir