Monday, 10 October 2011


There was a pause as they called,

The “S” held a little longer,

The “aaa” somehow stretched

The “hib” left to linger.

This is the fifth year, since then.

It racks the back with added heft,

Though, it’s not "if" I embrace but when,

Still the title sits skulking like theft.

By Ali.A.Naqvi

Note: "Sahib" is a term used in urdu/hindi as Mr. Usually it's addressed to the older/oldest male in the family, or the head of the family. In my case it was exclusively for my father - so "Naqvi Sahib". Since he passed away - people now address me the same way.

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