Inspiration for writing poetry and short stories came to me after I took up English literature in seventh grade, when I was 11. And after being inspired by an anonymous Urdu poet in my school library, my passion for poetry and theatre grew immensely, until I moved to Pakistan.
Here, I couldn’t experiment much with my creative skills, as there weren’t any interesting art schools or even good literature professors who looked at art the way I wanted them too. It did get me depressed but I refused to give up! I therefore decided to continue writing poetry the way I understood it and that to in its rawest form.
Age 18, I lost interest in reading as I thought it was affecting my whole thought process and originality and became more of an introvert, when it came to expressing myself. At that point, my best escape from the world was either my room or the attic, where I found complete Isolation and serenity to write my heart and soul out. This was the only way I felt complete inner satisfaction.
To this date, no matter who has read my work, has come to the conclusion that my poetry always gives a tinge of abstraction, cynicism, and darkness, which comes across as very disturbing and provocative to them. Well, I guess that’s just the way I love expressing myself, not that I am a sad soul in real life.
I’ve written more than 500 poems, self published a poetry book and am currently working on a novelette and two poetry books in Urdu and English; But thanks to Dwl.net’s constructive criticism and support I have come to realise that no matter how much I have written, I have a long way to go before I can even think about perfection and further publications.