Life does not start with me. {Poetry}


Because of you 
I’m a coward

Wanting to live forever

To gaze into the infinite depth of your eyes



Because of you

I’m hungry 
To feast on your smile

And thirst

To be drunk in your voice

Till my head is filled with notes

Emanating from your lips


Because of you 
I’m fearless

And know

Life must be lived

In a blaze

And ferocity

Of a thousand suns


Because of you

I’m alive

Since I know

Life does not start

or end

With me


 {Have no fear. Be a coward.}

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Javed Hassan

Javed Hassan

Javed has been an investment banker for the last 20 years. He believes pain and joy walk arm in arm. All things are immensely beautiful if seen not only from the eyes but also through the acute lens of the heart. It is with spirit he has traveled and worked across the continents rejoicing in the beauty of different people and places. He has woven his vision through his interests which include yoga, writing, and cooking.
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