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6th January 2002

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  • Too late
  • Quotable quotes
  • Girls, be careful! 
  • If only
  • Serendipity under siege,
  • Bliss to be alive
  • Too late

    Feelings are confusing
    But, so very real
    No one could ever say
    How the other really feels
    It may be sorrow or happiness
    It might even be the turning point of a life
    Often it's hard to tell those 
    Special peopl we love them,
    Too late sometimes, when they leave us forever, 
    We can never change fate
    But why couldn't they have left a little later?
    They left us all alone
    I know that they are watching us from up above
    But I just wish they were here
    So that we could rush to them when we are in pain
    And share the joys we gained
    I just wish I had another minute to say
    'I love you' and 'I need you so please don't leave'.
    But now I realise, I'm too late
    And the feeling I wanted to express
    Is now within me, reminding me of my mistake
    - That will never ever be done again!


    Quotable quotes

    • Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman—or the want of it in the man. 

    (A Woman of No Importance) 

    • The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself. 

    • The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. 

    • When the gods choose to punish us, they merely answer our prayers. 

    • Life is far too important to be taken seriously. 

    • I am sick of women who love me. Women who hate me are much more interesting. 

    (The Picture of Dorian Gray) 

    • It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. 

    • One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything.

    (A Woman of No Importance) 

    • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. 

    • Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. 

    • I have nothing to declare but my genius.

    • Whenever people agree with me I feel I must be wrong. 

    • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. 

    • Anyone can make history. Only a great man can write it. 

    • Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible. 

    (The Picture of Dorian Gray) 

    • The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. 

    Sent in by Shafraz

    Girls, be careful! 

    I thought of writing this very small article as I was shocked by two, true incidents which happened to two of my close friends. 

    I have known them since childhood. They are just twenty four and after qualifyng in their fields they got good jobs and then got married before me. But somewhere, somehow things went wrong and today, my friends have gay husbands. 

    Those men cheated my friends. The ironic thing is one of my friends met her 'husband' through a love affair and the other through a proposal. So, where do we girls look for 'husbands'? We seem to be between Scylla and Charybdis. All I can say is, boys are best at acting and shielding their weaknesses. And if a girl gets a really good guy -it would be a world wonder. 

    Miss Lullaby 

    If only

    If only people could
    Clasp hands, together
    And be not divided among themselves
    If only we could hold tight
    To the rope of unity
    We, could heal the world
    And make it a better place

    If only wars were stopped,
    God would have blessed our globe with 'Joy',
    If only wars were stopped
    Wouldn't we have prevented the,
    bloodshed of all those valiant soldiers
    If only wars were stopped
    Sorrow would have been long forgotten

    If only racism, caste, greed, poverty and corruption
    And its evils that follow could be ignored
    If only, no poor, hungry, selfish man
    Ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of our globe
    If only malicious actions and thoughts could
    be swept aside
    And goodwill, noble thoughts and
    love of mankind prevailed

    If only peace would overwhelm our globe
    War could be sunk into
    The 'Land of Oblivion'

    Imara Mulaffer

    Serendipity under siege,

    S carred minds give account of what 
    must be undertaken,
    E ven the poorest of the poor, 
    the weakest of the weak, are but human,
    R evenge and animosity cultural heritage 
    is to be stopped at once,
    E lse the freedom that Adam and Eve salvaged 
    might be lost in a glance,
    R ighteousness must be sought, 
    with the devil's intent abolished,
    N ever looking back, the world's work keeps going, 
    but peace too we may accomplish,
    D istinguishing right from wrong was never easy, 
    a weak voice guttered,
    I gnited into war her suffering foretells 
    peace and freedom is nothing but belated,
    P repare yourself for the worst, 
    expect nothing but the best,
    I nherit values and customs, that rather than rival, 
    freedom it should behest,
    T ouch, sound, and sight, 
    have lost its value,
    Y esteryear's glory has been forgotten 
    and a new era into war's dread mankind drove into.

    U nusually even the most intelligent leader 
    is made to look but a fool amongst a poor man,
    N ot for his intellectual greed 
    but for what he has sought and with what hand,
    D esperate measures 
    do not need desperate men,
    E ver wonder how decisions 
    are made up in heaven,
    R ivers flow for knowledge not for scenic purity, 
    did you forget that knowledge is but a river that 
    no sword may pierce successfully,

    S carred minds 
    scatter the devastation left behind,
    I n it, no one to console, no one to bring back 
    to freedom the confined,
    E ven an ordinary man 
    knows what's happening,
    G iven the opportunity he says, 
    he would never let the world be in this sieve,
    E nd it says the man in power, if you're so clever, 
    says he to this man, had I but had your fortune 
    S erendipity would never be under siege.

    Huzefa Abdulhussain.

    Bliss to be alive

    Some events that occur in one's lifetime are never forgotten. And years later, you still remember those moments as vividly as if it happened only yesterday. Entering the new year is certainly a major occurrence of your lifetime whether you're hanging around with friends, partying like crazy, or just sitting around with family. A new year's an awesome thought but difficult to put into words. So I'll just quote Wordsworth's famous lines written on the eve of the French Revolution where he expresses the general upsurge of tumultuous feelings and sense of exhilaration felt at the time. 

    Bliss was it on that dawn to be alive

    But to be young was very heaven........

    The feelings of elation as you step into the year 2002 may not be on the same level of euphoria as Wordsworth, nevertheless the feelings are similar. And I think that 'bliss' is what you should be feeling at this time. If you happen to be young then it should be like 'heaven'. Lets all take this opportunity to rewrite history so that tomorrow will be a better world. People say that to understand our present, we need to have knowledge about our past.

    Kazeena Kazan

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