An Anhedonic Disheveled Man
Engrossed In An Emotional Turmoil
Paces Restlessly Across The Park
Rough Hands Callused And Soiled
Snuggled In A Sweatshirt Tattered
He Keeps Secrets From Escaping
In A Series Of Worries Involved
As Though Sorrows He’s Calculating
Fidgety And Fatigued Legs
Pause To Relax On A Bench
His Eyes Sunken With Grief
Hold Stories I Wish To Listen
Mind If I Smile At You And Ask
What Is It That Heart Tolerates
Asphyxiates You So Much
That You Hurriedly Stride?
But It Deters Me To Interrupt
A Honey-Dipped Innocence
Or To Break A Chain Of Thoughts
So I’ll Let You Be In A Golden Silence
~the man in the park
Published by DrAsmaPoetry
Dr. Asma Mohammadi is an Indian doctor, writer, and poet living in California. Ever since childhood, her mounting interest in language was evident as she penned articles for school journals. Her profound fondness for poetry evolved growing up, and she began exploring her writing skills.
Her poetry has an essence of feminism, equality, mental illnesses, psychology, stress-related disorders, and many more such topics.
A compilation of rapture, despair, longing, self-love, triumph, and loss, her debut book ‘Soar Beyond Skies’ is a collection of poems chronicling the challenges of contemporary life such as inequality, social criticism, peer pressure, anxiety, depression, sexism, displacement, racism, objectification, breaking stereotypes and many more.
Smashing the shell of confinement and taking on the cliched perspectives, her book takes you on a journey that traverses the stagnant plains, the eye-catchy mountains, the winding roads, and the pit stops in life.
It is split into seven sections namely sweet (joy), bitter (fear), sour (grief), salty (hope), insipid (apathy), spicy (ecstasy), and pungent (criticism). With flavors of practicality as well as fantasy, it engraves love on the minds reflecting on the vital aspects of life.
She delves into solitude life to offer elements of reality and bitter truth. Her life revolves around various components of living fearlessly, evading judgments, and voicing opinions when needed.
Asma is an active poet and writer on her Instagram page dr.asmapoetry where she started unboxing her emotions three years ago for the world to read, feel, and relate to. She believes in the medicinal power of words, and her verses are meant to paint hearts with compassion, purity, and love. She enjoys playing tennis, designing greeting cards, traveling, and creative writing in her leisure hours.
Two broken people fix each other
Like mirrored halves of hope put together
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