How Hard It Is to Manage Life

by Noshi Gillani

How hard it is to manage life
As hard as making you my friend

There might be a whole new story
Please get to the point

I might drown in these shadows
Please light your eyes!

I am compelled by how it feels
To make you sad yet unaware of your sadness

One must give blood from the heart
Watch out! Do not write poetry

How hard it is for the self
To deny what it all means!

The literal translation of this poem was made by Nukhbah Langah

The final translated version of the poem is by Lavinia Greenlaw


  1. July 25th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    khubaib Khan says:

    very moving. it touches my heart. thank you

  2. July 24th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Raja says:

    very powerful. thanx for your website