that’s poetry

I just came across this wonderful poem from Munir Niazi. So I thought, why not translate it in English. Here’s the Urdu version, followed by my attempt at its translation.

i keep delaying everything
the thing I must say
the promise I must obey
the one I must call
the one who turned away

i keep delaying everything

the shoulder I must offer
the hand I must provide
the long lost ways I must walk
the one that I set aside

i keep delaying everything

the stroll in the varying seasons
to please myself
the remembrance of someone
to forget someone else

i keep delaying everything

to save someone
from sorrow till eternity
to let someone know
what was the reality

i keep delaying everything

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