Author: Ayub Khawar

To My Own Demise

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn evocative poem about life and death, where Ayub talks to his demise, exclusively for Different Truths. O! My demise, Alter your route, Dislodge yourself from my heart, Walk alongside but be at arm’s length.   O! My demise, I have yet to perform obligations More significant than you are, Which I have been sent […]

The Whore

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn enigmatic and evocative poem by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths.   This darkness Of the room why doesn’t become darker? Memories of the past flicker on the walls, In such a glare as the eyes don’t close. The sleep of centuries, Stands at the threshold of mind, Stitching new dreams on the hem,  Of […]

The Full Moon in the Dark

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem, celebrating nature, by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths. The ocean was destined to dance, But what happened to the moon!  Whose evil eye has caught The full moon of fourteenth night, Bordered by the black clouds. O! Night, Open your eyes, See for a while, Beyond the seashore, The old ocean is […]

O! My Enemy

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem, by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths.   O! My enemy, There was no route to reach you, The wastelands of my eyes and heart In the deep silences, Scorching sunlight, And profound exhaustion, Used to search an ocean for the thirsty soul, They inscribed their desires, On the shade-less walls of whims. […]

In the Absence of God

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn intense live poem by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths. It was the secret you told me, I had faith in it too, That your heart is a trustee of the delicate mystery, You told that He always Breathes in us, Sees to us, Listens to us, And He is the bystander, He is the […]

Another Verse between Me and My Poem

Reading Time: 2 minutesAmidst harsh cruelty and metaphors of violence, the poet, and his poem are split apart, in this verse by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths.   In the yellow muddled morn, Thinking of waking up, From the green sleep, To place the bowl of dream, At the threshold of sun The day breaks, Then I leave […]

A Night in Grief

Reading Time: 1 minuteEmptiness, meaninglessness, loss, and darkness are all pervasive in this verse, by Ayub, for Different Truths.  Nothing is there, The mirror, the moon, the decanter, All are empty, The page of heart has lost reverence of the words And meanings like a throne Of a condemned emperor, My existence suspends in the span of time,   […]

I have to do a Lot of Chores

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn inward-looking, poignant verse, by Ayub, for Different Truths.  Someone plucked out my lashes, And twisted them into a cord, Then fastened my dreams, With the same cord, And imprisoned, Into the dark cell of my own torso.   Nothing is perceptible in blackness, But a glow resembling a drop of blood, In the twinkle […]

Let the Heart of Dream be Revealed

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative love poem by Ayub, in Different Truths. Let the heart of dream be revealed, Just as drunkenness reveals upon The quivering lashes of the eyes sunken in love, As in the shut books, Possibility of a rose to bloom reveals, As to the finger-tips, reveals taste Of the virgin touch of love.   […]

When did you Love?

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn intense love poem by Ayub, in Different Truths. (1) When did you love me? My soul! It was I, Who loved you? Your gray fragrance Is knotted with my silky desire Theses knots slip From the pores of my phalanges But doesn’t unite. They may unfasten If the magic of your cold silence breaks, […]