The World of Undiscovered Poets: Aroosa Gloomy
Poetry is the night light that keeps the monsters away. Poetry is the sunshine and rainbows that keep the nightmares at bay. Poetry is the warm blanket that protects a child from the bitter cold, and most of all, poetry is the outlet we all need when the world is so hard that we all want to scream. When a child is exposed to darkness many times they will run away to mommy and daddy so they can feel safe again, but sometimes a child embraces the darkness and calls it friend. The poet I would like you all to discover this week was once such a child.
With love for her country in her heart, Aroosa describes her country of Pakistan as full of corrupt politicians, and sad people whose eyes still hold the twinkle of dreams for a better day. Aroosa has made it a personal goal of hers to try and bring something good to her people, and strives to better herself through school to achieve this goal.
At the youthful age of 17, Aroosa shows more depth in her poetry than people twice her age, and as she grows older, I can’t help but wonder if her poetry will be the substance that helps change the world. Her style, she describes as pessimistic and dark, but if your read deeper into her words you can see Aroosa has the same twinkle of dreams as the eyes of her people. See for yourself in this original poem of hers.
My childhood with my eyes shut
And I found myself fainting.
I tried to fly,
Towards my destiny,
Barriers and hurdles
All through my way,
Revived me of how
Jubilant were those days,
That once filled me with joys.
Now, bringing along wounds,
Making it difficult for me to live,
Every second cursing me,
Every time I try to figure out emptiness in me.
Suddenly, rustling of leaves brought me back,
I looked around
I saw amazing scenes
My present life gleaming
With sun and moon sitting
Right and left side of me.
Having family, so loving and
Putting garlands around my neck
On my success.
I jerked my head and shun
Took long breath and sighed
For my reveries.
Ah! I wish for this dream to come true.
Aroosa Gloomy began writing poetry at the age of 12, after experiencing a dark period of her life, where Poetry had to lend her loving embrace to help Aroosa to survive. Encouraged to explore her poetic soul further, by Sir Usmani her English teacher, Aroosa continues to expand her mastery of poetry so that she can arm herself against the inner turmoil she fights on a daily basis. Poetry has embraced Aroosa, and Aroosa gives back to the world of poetry through her beautiful words and her art work.
If you would like to learn more about Aroosa Gloomy, then visit her profile on Triond at the link below: