Thursday, May 4, 2017

Grow Flowers

Grow Flowers ...
Wherever you may go.
A little bit of effort,
Some Tender care,
And sincere love ...
Can improve any situation.
Patience is the key.
Dedication is the hand holding that key.

(Shamsa Anwar)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time heals all?

They say time heals everything ...
I say it is not true.
Some wounds never get healed ...
Some voids remain unfilled ...
Time does not take away the pain ...
Its just that ...
We learn to live with it all. (Shamsa Anwar)

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Memory ~

Life is short ...
We have to depart ...
When the time comes ...
Leave memories that live ...
Be the fragrance of blooms ...
The smiles that last.
(Shamsa Anwar)

On Monday, my neighbor passed away while I was holding his shoulder. He lost a hard fought battle to cancer after 14 months, leaving a young widow and four daughters behind.

A person who loved to be surrounded by friends. An extremely friendly, generous and hospitable human being. He will be dearly missed.

I dedicate this post to all the departed loved ones.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Who is the Best for us!

There are many who are GOOD ...
There are many who are BETTER ...
But there is only one who is the BEST.
The best for us is the ONE who wins our HEART.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Summer Springs,
And Winter Falls ...
Future comes.
And yester pass.
Wheel of Fortune never stops,
Keeps on turning, on and on
All things mortal, have to go,
Eternal being, Truth shall last. (Shamsa Anwar)

Friday, April 7, 2017

When you face a wall

My dear love,
There will be times ...
When you will ...
Come across a wall!
You might not see ...
A way or any path ...
My sweet darling,
That is the time of trial!
Decision is the test to pass.
Muster all you courage ...
Climb the wall you face ...
Or face another direction ...
Do whatever it may take!
Continue the journey ...
Move ahead, go forth,
Never lose heart.

Do not remain at that wall.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Your make me see the day

You throw your light on me
And make me see the day
I blossom with your touch
And dare to dream of peaks
I can overcome the pain
And take on all the tasks
Nothing is out of reach
When you are by my side
( Shamsa Anwar)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sun & Shade

In the valley of Life ...
Some have Sun ...
And some have shade.
One can chase the fleeting clouds ...
Or make the best of where they stay.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Red Light District

Red Light District
Situated right next to the Royal Fort (the outer wall is visible on the left, in the background), Lahore's famous King Edward Medical College and The Dental College, "Shahi Mahalla" was notorious for it's illegal prostitution activities.
No decent woman would ever dare think of going through it's dark allies even during broad daylight.
A male child born to a prostitute from this area, grew up to be a famous artist. He bought the place and converted his mother's place to a posh restaurant, showing the world that he was NOT ashamed of his background. He could not change his past but he was going to make a difference in the future.
His success, brave efforts and curiosity on general public's part, prompted government to take initiative.
The area houses were vacated, bought out and famous restaurants opened up their chains in the old residential houses.
Today, an entire row of houses is known as Lahore's Food Street where all the gentry flock at night to enjoy the near by view of The Old Royal Fort and The Royal Mosque built centuries ago, while enjoying the decadent dishes of all sorts.
These houses lie at the back side of The Food Street, shrouded in mystery as many stories circulate about the whereabouts of their previous tenants or owners.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A breathing dream

The deep dark silence ...
An empty abode!
Broken by a whisper ...
A sparkle ignites ...
Ember of a flame ...
Or flicker of sunlight.
Like a breathing dream ...
Hope survives.
(Shamsa Anwar)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Leaves or Petals?

Petals or leaves?
Bougainvillea is a pretty flower that blooms in various shades of Orange, Pink, Red, Magenta, Purple and Yellow.