Monday, February 28, 2005

Song Of The Week (3)

Good morning,
It is Monday, again, and it's time to post a new song :)

I first heard this song in 1996 when I bought a various artists album and the song was in side A which was by far better than side B :P
The song is called "I'll Stand By You" for a band called "The Pretenders"

Oh, Why you look so sad?
The tears are in your eyes
Come on and come to me now
But don't be ashamed to cry
Let me see you through
Cause I've seen the dark side too.
When the night falls on you
You don't know what to do
Nothing you confess
could make me love you less

I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you

If your mad, get mad
Don't hold it all inside
Come on and talk to me now
But hey, what you've got to hide
I get angry too
But I'm a lot like you
When you're standing at the crossroads
Don't know which path to choose
Let me come along
Cause even if your wrong...

I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Take me in into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you
And when,
When the night falls on you baby
Your feeling all alone
Walking on your own

I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Take me in into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you

Friday, February 25, 2005

Who Is That Girl?

Isn't she lovely?

Does anybody know who is this beautiful lady?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Poetry Dilemma

I have a friend who is a fellow poet; let's refer to him as Desperate Poet. Well it seems all of us in the poetry society are hopeless, desperate, sad or any similar word. Back to this friend, he loves or likes or her used to love or like some girl, I'm not really sure. So as the poet as he is and being a gentleman, he wrote her some poems and they were really nice and very expressive of the way he felt about her. But poor him, he found out later that this girl every time he writes her a poem instead of she is writing him back or at least trying to, she wrote some poems for and about another guy and sent them to him!! Why couldn't she tell my friend she is thinking about another guy so that my friend does not waste time writing her poems? He told me that he asked her to write a poem about him knowing that she wrote some poems before, but she answered that she was so busy and can't think of something to write. That is why he became Desperate Poet and stopped writing poems until further notice!

Monday, February 21, 2005

Song Of The Week (2)

It's Monday again and we are 2 and half days short of the weekend. As I said last week, every Monday I will post a song since it is the middle of the week and I don't wanna think of any creative posts :P

Today's song is called "The Chosen One" for a rock band back in the 1970s called Bread.

The lyrics are brilliant and I don't think any of today's artists or song writers can come up with a a song like this.

I hope you like it, but if you didn't then tough luck, go listen to Eminem!!

I was your first and you were my last
And we are the journey's end
I was the blues and you were my sunshine friend

Now I'm your lover, you are my cover
Keeping the loneliness from me
You are my chosen one... arise and be the one
The chosen one

You are the sea and I am the sailor
Riding the perfect wave
I could've drowned but you came around and save me
She won't play your game
Now I'm your hopes and you are my dreamer
Helping me see beyond tomorrow
You are the chosen one... you'll always be the one
The chosen one

Out of the darkness, out of the shadow
Oh wherever you go, I'll follow along
Wherever you lead me, wherever you need me
I'll bring you my message, I'll bring you my song

You are the chosen one... arise and be the one
The chosen one

Darlin' I choose you, I'll never use you
I couldn't abuse you with all that you've done
You are my sunshine, you are my lifeline
Forever my sweet wine, forever the one

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Light of Hope

Here is a poem that I've just finished today. It is about hope ,which you can guess from my nickname, that I lack :P
I think it started as just another hopeless poem but while I was writing it, somehow it turned to a hopeful poem.

It is called "Light of Hope"

When the darkness falls on my soul
And when despair takes control
I just try to breathe you in
To plant hope back in me again

And when the dawn comes to set me free
I see what no one else can see
And on my soul you always shine
Sending comfort to this heart of mine

And with the coming of the first ray of light
I'll follow it with extreme delight
I know it is the right path to choose
It's where I'll reach the end of my blues

Even if the road seems to be a long one
It won't make a difference if I walk or run
All I know is that I have to go all the way
To find a refuge out of my dismay

So, may the light of hope shines forever
And not to fade out from this life, never

Critical comments are more than welcomed :)

Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentine's Day

Yes! It is that day. Lovers' day, but it is not my day!
And as the Hopeless Poet that I am, I decided to write a hopeless poem so if you are in a happy mood and you don't want to ruin it, I advice you not to continue reading.

Valentine's Day

Here it comes again and nothing new

Same as last year and the year before

If red is today's color then why am I feeling blue

The hurt is so deep and I can no longer ignore

I tried to so hard to shed a tear or two

And I asked my eyes "what are you waiting for"

"Why are my tears not coming through"?

They sadly answered, "You have no tears anymore"

If you were happy and the poem made you sad then I can say that I did my job very well :P

Song Of The Week

I've decided to start a habit of posting the lyrics of a song I like every Monday of every week.

This week song is "Before I Knew Better" for Brad Martin. It is a lovely country song and it speaks about itself.

No one thought that I'd jump off that rocky ledge
So I did, and I broke my leg
And I let Jim Beam tell me I could take some guy
Twice my size, but old Jim lied
I can't pretend that I aint been my life's own wrecking crew
And I'm surprised that I've survived all I put myself through

Before I knew better
Before I woke up
I did a whole lotta crazy foolish things I'm not proud of
It was just like me to risk it all
Even when the pain outweighed the pleasure
Before I knew better

You were the first to ever make me wanna change
My reckless ways and I almost did
But somehow I lost track and wound up giving in
To the late night life and the good time friends
You swore to me one day you'd leave and all I had to say
Was there's the door what you waiting for
And who needs you anyway

Before I knew better
Before I woke up
I said a whole lotta crazy foolish things I'm not proud of
It was just like me to risk it all
Even when the pain outweighed the pleasure
Before I knew better

Girl I pray somehow, someway we can turn this thing around
I thought your love was something I could live without
Before I knew

Before I knew better
Before I woke up
I said a whole lotta crazy foolish things I'm not proud of
It was just like me to risk it all
Even when the pain outweighed the pleasure
Before I knew better
Before I knew better
Before I knew better
Before I knew better

Saturday, February 12, 2005

101 More Things About Me

Well since everyone else made it to 100 things I've decided that I should even go further. I had my 43 things list before so I decided that i should make a new list of 101 more things about me and it contains all new and never been read before things, exclusive for my readers :p

and here it is:

1. My real name starts with Y
2. I am the oldest single son of my parents
3. My younger brother is married
4. Actually only me and my younger sister are still single
5. The chances of her marrying before I do are great
6. She is almost 6 years younger than me
7. My brother is 1 year and 7 months younger than me
8. I am the only single guy among my friends
9. They always bug me about it
10. Soon is always my answer when asked when are you gonna marry
11. I don't celebrate birthdays including my own
12. I only go to weddings and funerals because of social duty
13. I only go to weddings of those who I want them to attend my own wedding
14. I don't like to go to weddings alone
15. I feel that people are staring at me when I am standing alone
16. I don't like crowded places
17. I feel suffocated
18. I don't like noise
19. I like quietness
20. I like darkness
21. I am not violent
22. When I get mad I punch or bang at the table if I am sitting on 1
23. I kick it sometimes
24. I tried to break the glass cup while I am holding it like they do in TV but I couldn't
25. I am not weak but the glass is high quality
26. I used to join my brother and cousin and fight with a guy who is my age
27. He is a drug dealer now
28. When I see him I always say hi to him
29. I am afraid of him
30. He is in and out of jail
31. His family are good people
32. His older half brother is a friend of mine
33. I tease him when his team Real Madrid loses
34. I don’t like Real Madrid
35. I used to like them before
36. I have a habit of not supporting the same team all the time
37. Argentina is the only team I support all the time
38. I started supporting them since 1990
39. I watched some of the world cup in 1986 with my father
40. They won that cup and that is why I liked them
41. I had my driver license a week before starting university
42. I used to drive for 2 years without a license
43. My cousin who is 1 year younger than me taught me how to drive
44. He has been driving since he was 10 or 11
45. He is also married and has a nice baby daughter
46. I got caught driving without a license once
47. I was caught passing the red traffic once
48. I hate driving for more than 1 hour
49. I prefer to be in the passenger seat
50. I have a phobia of dying in a car accident
51. I almost saw death once while coming back from the airport. My father was with me and a Bangali driver. The accelerator broke and the driver lost control and the car turned in circles (not upside down) and ended up in the sand between the two roads. Thank god the road was empty from cars or someone would have crashed on us. I said the shahada when that happened so I guess I am not that bad after all.
52. When the car stopped and we were safe I laughed and I don’t know why
53. I am not a smoker but I’ve smoked before
54. I don’t drink alcohol and never did
55. I believe that marriage is sacred
56. I believe that friendship is not sacred
57. I believe it is wrong to advance your friends on your spouse
58. I believe that friends come and go
59. I believe that if husbands or wives come and go then you are in a serious need to see a specialist or you are in Hollywood
60. I have my mistakes
61. I am not proud of them
62. I don’t like people who brag and are proud about their wrong doings
63. I don’t judge people according to my culture
64. I judge them according to their religion /background or I use common sense
65. I prefer religion over culture
66. I respect cultural differences
67. I define open-mindness as the ability to realize that people have different cultures and backgrounds and they act accordingly and that does not mean to accept their actions
68. I am good in listening to people
69. I love my parents
70. I hate to disappoint them
71. I did many times and it didn’t feel good at all
72. It used to be hard for me to say sorry to them but I guess it is easier now
73. My favorite janitor is Alaaddeen
74. I spend sometime talking to him and trying to understand what he is saying
75. I think that sometimes he talks trash about me in Urdu or Bengali
76. Another Indian who works with the materials delivery always says hello sir to me
77. I believe that regret is the 1st step in becoming a better person
78. I believe if you don’t regret anything wrong you will just keep doing it and it will be easier to do worse things.
79. I believe that the sky has limits
80. I don’t believe in sacrificing people for dreams
81. I think that is pure selfishness
82. I don’t think that life is short
83. If it was short then I don’t think it should be wasted on superficial stuff
84. I sleep in classes
85. I snored once in a class
86. English class was the most class I got kicked from
87. English language teachers liked me
88. I was good in English and I got kicked cos I was either joking too much or the teacher was afraid I was gonna help other students in the exam
89. I was caught helping a student once in Arabic subject
90. “She’s not cryin’ anymore” for Billy Ray Cyrus was the first country song that I liked
91. I love water streams
92. I love the natural sound of water (khareer)
93. I think it is a heavenly sound
94. Add birds singing to that and it is gonna be a taste of paradise
95. I used to not like to eat fish
96. It is kinda my favorite now
97. I like to think about future more than day to day
98. I don’t plan to go shopping
99. I decide on the same day just before few hours
100. I don’t take long in shopping
101. I wrote this list just to challenge myself since everyone else reached 100

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Letters in Love!

This story is brought to you by Hopeless Letters Inc. ™.

A, B and C are three young letters from the English Alphabet. As you can see, since that A comes before B and B comes before C, we conclude that A is older than B and B is older than C.
A is in love with B, and B is in love with C. But there is no mention of which letter does C loves, but C certainly does not love B the last time we checked.
This bizarre situation makes you feel like there is a chase between a dog, a cat and a mouse; 3 letters running on a carousel, just going round and round hoping that eventually, the one they love will stop and wait for them so they start running together. "It is a shitty feeling nonetheless" answers A when asked about it. A says "If I know that C is a much better letter than me, I would have understood why B loves C, but I know that C is not better than me in any way!" So we wonder and ask ourselves why does B love C? What does the letter C has that A does not have? We all know that A is a better grade than C in schools' grading systems. Even when they categorize anything from goods to services, class A is always better than class C. So why does B love C? God only knows! We at Hopeless Letters Inc. ™ tried to interview B and get some answers but B didn't return our calls! When we asked A why are you in love with B while there are much better letters that suit you more and when you are together you can make a meaningful words like AN or AX? a sigh and "God only knows" was the answer we got from A. A concluded the story with a pale smile saying "I hope there is a D in this equation so we can form a team who can compete in the Olympics in 4 x 100 meters relay instead of just running on a carousel or we can form a music band and we call it ABCD since ABC (who had hits like When Smokey Sings) is already taken and it is the name of a band who was famous back in the 80's of the last century".

**The above story is fictional and any similarity between the characters and real life letters is pure coincidence.

Monday, February 07, 2005

43 Things About Me

After reading the post "100 things about me" in Vintage blog and after i commented and she said why don't I write my list, I decided to do it.
I tried to reach 100 but it was too much! I even didn't expect myself to reach 43 things maybe because I don't know myself that well or I know myself but I don't think I have much things worthy of mentioning.

Here is what I managed to come up with:

1. My real name is not hopeless poet
2. I am between 20 and 30
3. I am 186 cm tall
4. I am over weight
5. I am Virgo
6. I am single
7. I live with my parents
8. I work
9. I graduated from university in 2002
10. I sleep less than 5 hours daily during work days
11. I don’t even sleep much during weekends
12. I like to stay up until noon during my vacations
13. I rarely listen to Arabic songs
14. I hate rap songs and rappers
15. I like country music and many people thinks that is weird!
16. I am a right handed
17. I hate math
18. My score in math final exam in high school second semester was 42 out of 100!
19. In the first semester I got almost 100 out of 100!
20. So what went wrong? I have no idea!
21. My overall average in high school was 90%
22. So I was not a bad student after all :P
23. I changed my major in university once
24. It was the best decision I made ever
25. My lowest grade in university was D+ in math in my first major
26. I even had to cheat to get that bad grade!
27. I started writing poems in 2001
28. Stopped for like 2 years and then returned in 2004
29. I only write in English
30. People say I am good in that
31. I like to watch sports on tv mostly football
32. I quit playing football after I started university
33. I was not that good anyway :P
34. Argentina is my best team
35. I hate David Beckham
36. I hate Manchester United
37. I hate Alex Ferguson
38. I am a fan of Arsenal
39. I don’t support English clubs when they play in Europe even Arsenal
40. I wanna walk on clouds
41. I don’t think I can make it to 100
42. I have no patience
43. I don’t remember 100 things about me anyway

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A Suicide Note

So many times I've imagined myself committing suicide, sometimes because of depression and sometimes just for the fun of it. Whatever it was, it was just a thought that for sure wasn't gonna happen. I just can't imagine the world without me :P and I don't wanna go to hell that easy! If I am to go to hell, I guess I will have to earn that. Anyway, before two days I had these suicidal thoughts again and I think it was just funny thoughts. So I thought how would a poet gonna write his suicide note? In a poem of course!

Here is what I came up with. I called it "A Suicide Note".

Here to whom it may concern
I am sorry but nothing more that I can do
I've decided to end my life today
And I only have this to say to you

It's not because I can't live without you
It's just that I don't love myself anymore
And it doesn't matter that I'll be going to hell
'Cause I've tasted your hell once before

Now I'm drowning and it's getting harder to breathe
Even in that moment I can't stop thinking of you
It won't be long until I reach the very deep
So god help me to make it through

So before that I gasp my very last breath
And the color of my body turns to blue
Pray for my soul to be taken away with ease
And I'll be waiting until your time is due