Mutemelodist. –
single,single-post,postid-284,single-format-standard,mkd-core-1.0,mkdf-social-login-1.0,mkdf-tours-1.0,voyage-ver-1.0,mkdf-smooth-scroll,mkdf-smooth-page-transitions,mkdf-ajax,mkdf-grid-1300,mkdf-blog-installed,mkdf-breadcrumbs-area-enabled,mkdf-header-standard,mkdf-sticky-header-on-scroll-up,mkdf-default-mobile-header,mkdf-sticky-up-mobile-header,mkdf-dropdown-default,mkdf-dark-header,mkdf-fullscreen-search,mkdf-fullscreen-search-with-bg-image,mkdf-search-fade,mkdf-side-menu-slide-with-content,mkdf-width-470,mkdf-medium-title-text,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive

27 Apr

Ironic Path

Ironic Path


Waheeda Khan


Waheeda Khan (1973 - ) is a lecturer in English at Karnataka University, Karwar. A mother of two, she loves her teaching profession and enjoys the company of her students. To her, writing poetry is part of her being, so much so that she did not actually realise her scribbling to be poetry until she was told so. She writes poetry in English and Urdu. “Ironic Path” focusses on the ironies of life with all its intricacies.


Attempt to live

And death will come -

Tongue in cheek, soft footed.

Attempt to die

And life will come -

Merrily jingling, urging us to seek

Illusions, like sand in hand...



Attempt to be firmly rooted

And tornadoes gather-

Uprooting everything we exist for.

Attempt to fly away

And hurricanes rage-

Plunging back, on lands

Barren as weedy landscapes.


Attempt to plough and reap

And droughts come-

Scorching to cracks every twig fertile.

Attempt to laze, shunning all bother

And monsoons came-

Flooding the only hearth one could stand on.


Attempt to attempt

And boulders fall-

On every path we choose.

Attempt to be still and content

And opportunities come-

Teasing like desert mirages.


But, we shall not ever cease our attempts

To earn and achieve - thereby winning

Fate's chagrin and jealous contempt.

Comments: (0)