Friday, December 31, 2010

You shouldn't have drawn a line
Shouldn't have gone to the other side
Because now its your fault that I cry

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
No one has powers in matters of the heart
If you have preferences
At least don't be unjust

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I'd love to see you in my place
See you go through all you put me through
And see how that ends with you

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Is being unaware a sin?
Or ignorance a crime?
If so...I apologize

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Accusations are
Paper thin

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
What defines the dichotomy of above and beneath?
Marks the line of differentiation of these opposites?
Running forever parallel they are separated
By the discrete boundaries you define

Maria Yousuf

Beauty is infinite to the perspective that sees it
Timeless and untouched
Preserved and reborn

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'll never sink through your quicksand of charm
I maybe dreamy but I'm hard headed too
I'll never make the mistake of letting loose and falling for you

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Don't ever make the mistake
Of slipping on assumptions
And falling for implications

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Monday, December 6, 2010

The teal sea designs images from its diary
Images telling stories from its memories
Stories I've never heard or ever seen

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I shall sew all the fallen petals together
Bind all moments together
And create a rose of your memories

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Is it too much to ask ?
To be the one for one?
and be compared to none?

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

.:Black Cat:.

Live in the ashes of another man's hopes,
breath in another man's misery
make a living with his bloody demise,
make his chained soul an opportunity

Stab a bulls eye in his wound,
feed and devour his aches n pain
drown his piercing white cries,
survive with his loss, make it all your gain

Be the friction for his agony,
the deep set ache, his enmity
be the hollow trunk of his body,
the dried bark of a his tree

Be the black cat crossing his path,
the bad luck that befalls his way
be the barrier blocking his rise,
the reasons for his hate

Friday, November 26, 2010

I can own all the knowledge I can carry in my vessel of understanding but it all would be useless unless implemented in the scripture of my life...

Maria Yousuf

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Why does it seem to me
That my words are a bokeh you hear?
A blur in the background
That makes your picture complete?

Stanza By Maria Yousuf

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I watch you twirl in the rain
And hear you symbolically say
Gray days are worth a shot

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Your countenance
is the reflection
of your demeanor

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Disputes are common
Solutions can be found
Just don't let yourself down

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Don't let silence
Be the mold
That may decay our life

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
There are a million reason
Why I'd spend
My life with you

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Tears aren't water
I'll see them even in the sea
If you try and hide them from me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I want to soak in the gray rainy day
Taste the romance of a 'Near Touch'
And feel the flavor of 'So Close yet Far Away'

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Colors have been washed out, faded
Yet they remain a dull remembrance
Of the tears that wiped them

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

My shield isn't bullet proof
Every time you fire your words
I hurt with a deep wound

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I wear an armor protecting my soul
An armor that conceals me
From the rest of the world

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Monday, November 22, 2010

I am the breeze that evokes happy chimes within your heart
One that brings about your lost smile
And makes your pulse flutter

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Be a warrior against your worst enemy, your own self
For you are the only one who can drag yourself to Hell
The worst of all penalties

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
If you are willing to see, you can find beauty even in an empty room...

Maria Yousuf
I'm waiting for the right season to embrace the warmth I am willing to share...

Maria Yousuf
You are a casket encased with emotions waiting for the right key to unlock you...

Maria Yousuf
Its when you face life that you know its tough and that is when you realize that its only the beginning

Maria Yousuf

Saturday, November 20, 2010

.:Symphonic Dawn:.

It chimes into presence, sings beauty
It sews the hymn of the season, spans the horizon slowly
The melody is tangible, the sweetness savory
The music exquisite, the taste heavenly
I am seized in the rhythm I hear
Caught among the the cover it wears
I steal a peek before it's gone
I am seized in the symphonic dawn

Maria Yousuf
I dislike those who serve as gravity to my flight to success and my endeavors.
I shall show you how high I can fly without flying as high as Icarus

Maria Yousuf

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the one meant to be relied upon isn't reliable
What do you do?


I like to speak my mind so I will
I was exposed to truth of art
I understand and intend to implement it
But then after
An image appeared
Convicting me
And wrong as it was
I couldn't show the other side of the tale
I tried but was eschewed
When I flew to exit
I was condemned
But I disappeared anyway

Now I think
My position is at a disadvantage
For no matter how or what my sketch
It shall always be scorned
If I have complaints about the medium or ambiance
Whom should I turn to?
If I turn to the Head
I will be Persona non Grata
When I turn to the one who could alter
I am not aided
What else do I do?
I don't know whom to turn to
Thus now I decide to endure
And HOPE to forever do so

Though I do know the editor does help
But only sometimes
Often I'm among the blacklisted
And I know the problems will always find escape
They shall never be chained
Now or ever
Because they have the one support that matters
The acceptance of everyone else
Not quite everyone
Just that one
Who is counted as everyone

So to my disadvantage and bad luck
No its not self pity
I fear I am disdained
And shall be
I am scorned
And shall remain being so
I am unfortunate
Yet hope that doesn't last

Maria Yousuf

They will question me
But wont ever question about me
I'll come through for them
But I wonder will they ever come through for me?

Maria Yousuf
Because of you I'm broken
Without a supporting base I'm shaken
All I am is empty and barren

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
As soon as the last word is spoken
All that was before
Ends forgotten

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Your sacrifices are always forgotten
Your intentions always unknown
What you want always misunderstood
Then again all your wishes dont always come true

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf

Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm reaching for change
Looking for another path, another way
To walk through to everyday

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I see strawberries and chocolate
And I imagine a warm fire place
But its all an image in my head

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Eternity sacrifices appeal
Forever is no more real
So instead
These are the wishes I speak and seal

I wish we would spend our lives together
Grow old together
Spend our last breaths together
And be untied in death as we part

Maria Yousuf
You can be the vampire who turns me
Or sucks my blood dry
I'll always find a way
To have you chasing me

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
My words walk on thin ice
One misstep
And I shall be submerged in lies

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm sitting with weapons of mass destruction
Ones that would demolish my integrity
Those weapons will only be found within me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf


Thunder may overtake the recesses of your subconscious thoughts
Murder your spontaneity, lead you in a corner and leave you cowering
It may take you back in abeyance, eschew your power of will
Silence your speech of intelligence and hold your tongue against your deal
It may reach out to you from the shade of a mere skeleton tree
Blind your ingenuity and deafen your capacity of comprehension

It will scare you and frighten you
Just to have you hold on to that fright of nothing
Don't let the blood of fright stain your entity
Fright only makes you braver
Face the storm and make yourself stronger
You know you are much more than what you think you might be

Maria Yousuf

Thursday, November 4, 2010

.:Dedicated to Uki:.

You sparked my dreams
Took me through a fairytale
Gave me memories to grasp
A lifeline to help me set sail
Held my hand for security
Supported me through rough waves
But then you brought the sky crashing down on me
When I got to know you got married
The fairytale was now hell
Those memories mere broken threads
Your security nothing more than holding hands
Falsehoods was all you said
It was all a lie
I trusted you and believed you
And you returned the favor
By not seeing your promises through

Maria Yousuf
I said I wont
But my ancient pillars are crumbling and I need support
I don't know who will be the lock to my treasure
Or the vessel that holds my heart
But I do know I need someone's hand to hold

Maria Yousuf
I will eschew it all away
That's what I say
But at every hour of repetition
I cry

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
I capture images
Preserve ideas
And steal a moment in time

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The only way you can get through
Is while being you
No one needs another one of someone else

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Monday, November 1, 2010

I am torn shore to shore
not knowing which waves to battle
Obfuscated about truths told
an ocean keeping me walls apart

Maria Yousuf

Friday, October 29, 2010

You cant keep running from the past
Nor running after it
Abandon it where it belongs
The past where no one sees it

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
Summer flowers worn and faded
Fake and overrated
Forgotten and vanished

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
A moment, a fabric
Torn out of aged summers
And old promises made

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

A single word of appreciation goes a long way
It can be the commencement
For a new start

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I want to go the whole way
See it to the end which is the top
You've invested hope in me, shown me not all is lost

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
My radar beeps as you approach
Time to go
Its you, me and lots of doors to unlock

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
My Gallery exhibits how you've aided me
Paintings of read and black of suffering and fright
White and gray of leaving me cold without a light

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

You are a phoenix, reborn from your own ashes
Ashes of your burnt agony and pain
Ashes of your stranded soul, bruised and stained

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

The top is always abandoned to be taken
Left for you to set ladders of limits to
Vacant for occupation, empty for you

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Had the world been in black and white
It'd be a canvas empty of light
A view with bleak vows and limited sight

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
You can pretend to turn your back on me
But I'll know its because you care
You teach me lessons I've never learnt before

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Light that lantern
Reflect what guides
Be the mirror of an image thats right

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let this be my first step to success
Be my first path to my destination
First challenge that I'd conquer
First triumph that I'd cheer
Let this be it

Maria Yousuf
It is a picture, surreal and perfect
Created in the mist of your dreams
Waved into life by a magical hand
Its not out of reach
That's what you must understand

Maria Yousuf
Its not the many faces you see
Its one with many colors
You are capable of everything
Its your choice what to reveal and what not to
Whom to show and whom not to...

Maria Yousuf

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My heart wrenched hearing the words you said
I spun around in the rain soaked and stained
I watched you walk away, turn your back on me
With tears I knew I couldn't see

Maria Yousuf
Don't strand me in the storm,
Walk away from the promises you made
Don't walk away from who you were,
Strand me among lightning, thunder and rain

Maria Yousuf

.:Soaring Eagle:.

You can't be ugly with a heart like that
Can't be insignificant with love like that
Can't be broken with strength like that

Hold on to that beauty
Don't let fright break you
Don't let words bring you down

Pull through and show how you soar
Hold on and be the headstrong person you are
Break the surface that keeps you down

I know your spirit
Its time you show the world who you are
Let go, pull through and soar the skies

Its yours to explore
Yours to reach out to
And yours to conquer

Be the Soaring Eagle you are...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

You can touch my soul's tune
Strum on a harp's strings
And whisper into a flute

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I can also walk away and not care
But the humanity in me refrains me
From being so oblivious to other's need

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Let me paint your life
With colors I hold
Show you secrets whispered and told

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Monday, October 11, 2010

There will always be a boulder blocking your path
If you try to remove it
You will learn that its nothing more than rubble

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Are you here to laugh at me?
Was I your joke?
The jokes on you
Because I wasn't fooled

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Its better written than spoken
Better read than told
Emotional shades and hues remain hidden

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'd Like to die young
But I guess I am not privileged
To be granted such a high status...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I want to lean against a tree
Sit among the hush of the night with the breeze
And listen to the waves as they lick my feet

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Friday, September 24, 2010

I am free
From needing somebody
To listen to me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Hurricane of truth
And a tornado of lies
Unaware of what either comprise

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Monday, September 20, 2010

Only when you are in Pain
Do you realize
How relaxing your life is

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Being attached is trusting someone with your life
Trusting them with every secret and ache
But that was my mistake
I should have taken you for what you had said

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
I guess its over, I feel a dull ache pulsing as it dies
I revive your hurting words and wait for the tears and cries
but there is nothing, just faded, hollow and forgotten times

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I hope it comes soon, the day I stop trusting blindly
The day you hurt and break me
The day I turn away from thee

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I am waiting for the moment when it will break
I know its not far away
Because I can see your colors change

They misunderstood me and said a lot that broke me
I never thought you would ever be among those who would mistake me
But now there you are, saying those exact words and wrongfully accusing me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
You stood beside me and heard my sobbing words
I never stopped to think that you would ever forget all you heard
But now i see you, on the opposite end staring at me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I want to submerge beneath
And weep my tears in the sea
Where no one would see me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Saturday, September 18, 2010

When a breath of worry touches you I silence it by saying its all okay
But I wish you would turn around and look me in the eyes and say
"Don't lie, trust me and let me take your pain away"

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
You are a complete fool to believe what I say
Now I know
You don't really know me anyway

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Take me out to the sea
I want to feel and submerge in the tranquility
Smell the salty air and hear the waves crash softly

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
When I see that others have someone to share everything with...That is when I realize I am all alone
Blood rushes to my head and my nerves begin pulsing
It blocks my ears and I am deaf to what others are saying
My heartbeat quickens and I am unable to speak
Wrath blinds me as White Hot Fury engulfs me

This is what Anger does to me
Disables me from clarity
But I am lost in its torrents of waves
There is nothing I can do to escape

I am believing your words
Living a lie
Because I know your promises will die

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am coated with layers of azure, violet and indigo
Bathing in stirring thoughts, hot and cold
Lost in memories I had known

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

.:Birthday Gift For You:.

A glimpse is all I need
To know your identity
But you'll never know who I'll be

Never know how deep
Never know which leap
I'll remain an intriguing mystery

So stop searching for a way
Because I have blocked all paths from within
You will learn who I am only if I choose to let you in

To my little one, Franny, for your birthday(I know its early)
Read this on September 19, 2010 *HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY* :) x0x0x0
I'll be your pillar of strength
Be the one there when you are in need
All I need from you is a little faith in me

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I am that friend to you
The one whom i never had
So you wont be as lonely as me and wont be as sad

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I'll be the one who you need me to be
The one to hold your hand while you sleep
The one to wipe away those tears that seep
But will you be that someone for me?
The one who holds my hand and wipes my tears away?
The one by my bedside when I ask you to stay?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dusty typewriters
Dark corners
I've forgotten I ever was a mourner

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I nursed your wounds for hours
Numbed your aching cries
Can you not lay a single rose, on my casket when I die?

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Am I not significant?
Am I not yours?
Am I not the one whom you adored?

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I am lost in a maze
Lost to be found
Lost to be let out in the clouds

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I am caught between the valley of waves
Lost in confusion and time

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I try to help you see truth, try and make you sane
You smile for a moment and then begin crying again
I sit down and begin wiping away all your tears and pain

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I try and make you happy and smile
And I hear your laughter and see your crinkled eyes
Sadly it only lasts for a while

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I like how it hurts
Like how I Cry
It reminds me I'm alive

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
No Immortal lives true
They are but a corpse carried by a soul
Be grateful to death, it gives living another role

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
In the inky blue of midnight
Serenade beneath the starlight
And whisper shivers of delight

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
The thunder is your echo, your storm's peace
The rain is your ache, your unheard pleas
Walk away, forgive, forget, let go of your anger, cease

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

If you hear me cry
And ask me why
I'll know your worry is a Lie

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Spin love from strands of clouds
Weave vines of intimacy and create a shroud
Wrap it around you as you vowed

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
"I Love thee" say Shakespeare's plays
But I wonder if that's what I'll say
When I find someone worth my night and days

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

I'll watch you from far away
Think if you think of me the same way
And unwillingly wish to shove it out of my way

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

You just stand there and watch me
I wonder if you wonder
What is going through my mind

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Its all okay
As long as you tell me you Love Me
Before I die

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

.:How Long?:.

My throat chokes and heart clenches
Breath catches and I cry
Sentiments well and emotions spill
Feelings ache and I know why
I dive in an abyss and hide
If you ever see me I'll probably lie

Its been so long since I poured my sentiments while I cried
So long since I knew why
So long since I pacified myself with lies
So long since I buried my cries
So long since I sought questions and wondered why
So long since I truthfully lied

How long will these tears cry?
How long until they dry?
How long until the misery hides?
How long until it all dies?
How long until I get laugh lines?
How long until I finally find happiness and smiles?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I'm lonely so very lonely...
Today I need you to wipe my tears away
Need you to hug me and say its all okay
Need you to listen to the despondent words I say
Need you to spread a smile on my tear stained face

Today I need you to give me your support and faith
Need you to give me happiness for and against all it takes
Need you to give me me comfort and solace
Need you to give me laughter and take away all aches

Today I need you to be my hero and come to my rescue
Today I need you to give me all like I given you
Today I need you to do everything for me like I have done
Today I need you to be there for me completely just this once
The tracks are empty and the air barren
No train puffs smoke or hoots deafning sirens
I sit alone on the lone bench, sharing with no one my teary silence

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
I'm far away from you, far far away
You are engrossed elsewhere and never listen to what I say
Your prescence is a shadow which fails to recognize my soul
I wonder if thats how we'll depart, strangers unknown

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Zindagi Ishq hai
Ashiqoon ka mazhar
Uss Khuda ke liyay
Jis ne kiya hum se pyaar

Urdu Poetry By Maria Yousuf
Yeh roshan zindagi mein andheray kahan?
Jab dil mein noor hai tou duniya kia?
Dil mein noor ALLAH ki mohabbat
Jaan aur maal saab ALLAH ki qudrat

Urdu Poetry By Maria Yousuf

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Laughing a little louder today?
Smiling a little wider today?
You are a little happier each day

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
To every dreaming girl
Your life is a fairytale
Just make it happen...

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Should I go and explore?
Explore the secret and let it be told?
Should I find out what it means?
Or let it be and leave it sealed?

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
Should I ignore it or keep distance?
Should I shun the insecurity and indifference?
Head in hands, washed with confusion
Lost midway without conclusions

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
A sudden fluttering heart and then an ancient ache
I wish I knew this confusion
If it's all just a mistake

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I want to spin and spin and fall on the floor
Jump off a roof and pretend to soar
I want to dive in the pool without knowing how to swim
Scream at the top of my lungs for a make believe win
I want to race at insane speeds and relish the thrill
Want to go cliff diving and roll down a hill
I want to do all that amuses me
With risks or without be
I want to be crazy
And a 100% me

The emerald leaves wrap me
And the ivory vines twine
The dark of the night cloaks me
As the enigmatic night shines

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
In the ink of the night & ivory moon
I make up stories
Of me and you

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
You can speak without sound
You can tell without talking
You can say it all in stories
Your unspoken words written

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quench the thirsty land of parched loneliness
Feed the famished flowers of happiness
Breathe in the air of smiles above
Lets tour the universe of unconditional love

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
Empty screams of faith yelled at me to be entrusted
I yelled back saying 'Be lost!
I haven't forgotten what you forgot'

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Faster than a blink of an eye, time flew me by
I couldn't hold on to the ticking hands or falling grain
I just stood subdued as love was lost again

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
Only if you face hardships do you become stronger
Only if you are exposed do you learn more
So no matter where you are or what you do
You will always be a step ahead than what you knew

Quatrain By Maria Yousuf
Sometimes, its not your prince charming who comes to your rescue
Or your knight in shining armor
Its the boy next door, your best friend who comes to save you

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The smallest things can make me happy
Breathing in nature's bliss
Watching adorable kids
Going on thrilling rides
Being around lovable pets and enjoying high tides

Limerick By Maria Yousuf
It is how a person feels pain
That tells you
How deep he stands

Haiku By Maria Yousuf

Monday, August 16, 2010

.:Where the Sun meets the Horizon:.

Where the sun meets the horizon is where you and I encounter
Where we lie on the beach and lace fingers together
Where we see the emperor of the sky sink deeper
Where the ticks of time don’t matter
Where sentiments entwine and sighs wander
Where smiles blush and sights ring with laughter
Where the sun meets the horizon is where you and I find forever
Where forever sings in the splayed colors

.:Bliss at the Shore and Sea:.


I walk upon the drenched grains of sand, my feet sinking at each step. Tranquility rings in my ears, and serenity in my being. I close my eyes, breathe in the scent of the sea water and relish the tickle of the breeze. I sit down where the streaks of the waves overlap the underlying earth. I listen to the whistle of the breeze, the breeze that blows upon the waves and thumps on its beads of water. I listen to the chatter of the waves, the waves that crawl upon the shore and strum the grains of sand. I watch the unity of air, water and earth. The sound calms me and my presence floats in harmony. I have sought bliss in the silence of the shore and found peace in the hush of the waves. The stillness of everything that surrounds me, the bickering of what I stand before appeases me. There is bliss at the shore and at sea, bliss I have found within me, around me and afore me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

An inevitable and undeniable truth, death befalls all
Live for your hereafter
This life is preparation for the latter

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
You are My Life Line, My Guiding Light
My faith and trust, power and strength
My savior, Ya Allah of mine

Haiku By Maria Yousuf
It is my right, what I fight for
My liberty, what I protest for
It is...Freedom

Haiku By Maria Yousuf