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February 19, 2024

This Night

By Aftab Yusuf Shaikh

This Night
(Ghazal)

Surrender yourself at my altar this night,
we have travelled way too far this night.

The captive is as free as the captor,
no prison will hold a bar this night.

The last one has withered last spring,
pray give me a fresh scar this night.

Your honest tears set the night ablaze,
no, we don’t need no star this night!

They say each heart has a jar of fancies --
we will open up that jar this night.







Article © Aftab Yusuf Shaikh. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-01-30
Image(s) are public domain.
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