‘Total’: Sehri Tales selections, Day 27
Total darkness engulfed the small town as the power outage continued for hours. People stumbled around, trying to find their way in the pitch-black streets, while the sound of generators filled the air. As the night wore on, the darkness seemed to take on a life of its own, causing unease and fear to spread among the residents. Finally, after what felt like an eternity, the power came back on, and the town was bathed in the warm glow of light once again. The experience left a lasting impression on everyone, reminding them of the fragility of modern technology and the importance of being prepared for the unexpected.
by Mehreen Imran
Total moments lost in time,
An unending cycle, a paradigm,
A fleeting glimpse of what could be,
A life that's lived, yet not quite free.
Seconds, minutes, hours, days,
Time ticks by in its unyielding ways,
Moments pass, forever gone,
Leaving us to wonder what went wrong.
The total sum of all we've missed,
A lifetime of opportunities dismissed,
A trail of moments left behind,
A legacy of time we'll never find.
But in the end, what will remain,
Are memories of joy and pain,
Of all the times we laughed and cried,
And the love that never died.
by Waseq Billah
Catastrophic nightmares have been veiled,
as the nights of Ramadan have prevailed.
If it's 29 or 30 the days are uncertain
the blessing it brings within is unequivocal.
-enjoy the iftar after your earnest fasting.
Look up at the sky to greet the moon.
As the month of blessings is upon
Prepare oneself for the days of earnest fasts
-keep the nights for aspire everything you greed from the Almighty ONE
Despite any belief, you shall belong,
May this month bless you to which you long.
Flare the night sky with phoenixes and love
Cherishing every little the fragment you may get
Lending a hand for chores with your moms
To the topsy-turvy chaos of the malls.
As the journey ends in the blink of an eye
You're affronted but yet
Wait for the mutation of the new moon,
As it'll be Eid soon
by Raviya Humaira