Poems by
Hyder Nayab


a poem by Hyder Nayab

Life is longer than the Nile,
Could as well be for a short while.
You could stretch it round the world,
Or entwine it on a peg.

Life can either bounce like a ball,
And like a liquid seep in the soil.
Push, push, push – it might not move;
Let go damn it! It may crawl
Doodle-poodle like a doll,
Also run with lots of fun.

Like Gavaskar played it once:
Either duck or score a ton,
Or Kapil who topped bowling,
And snatched 400 wickets all.

Having done whatever it can,
Life will go down in the end,
And set like the evening sun.