I have some relatives that are well-known poets, musicians, and actors. I have not come across any of these people because I moved away from Pakistan a long while ago. I met only one poet but I have never read his work so it feels like I have not known any of the artists in my family. I have heard from my elders that one of my distant relatives is one of the top guys for both Lollywood (Pakistani cinema) and Bollywood (Indian cinema). I have never met him in my entire life; but, I have heard about him a lot from my relatives. Oh! he participated in the making of blockbuster Indian song, “Chori Chori“; I fail to name him because I don’t want the media to connect me to him in any way. But, if you listen and watch this song closely, you will definitely see my reflection—feel free to compare to my poetry, spoken words and some parts of unfinished romantic works here.
When I gained sufficient experience that is required to compose poetry, I started thinking of writing and selling some romance poetry to Lollywood and Bollywood. However, I felt that I could not proceed with this because both cinemas are derogatory towards the women, which obviously means that they are derogatory towards the men as well. Thus, the idea of reaching out to Lollywood and Bollywood died in infancy.
Saying all this, I must comment that I am glad that most of my poems deal with Human Rights related issues. And, I am very happy that I can compete against a beautiful song like “Chori Chori” through my poem “My Sex Partner“. The cunning part here is that I created this poem through my lucid dreams. And, now I know that I can write more romantic poems by using my dream characters. I eventually hope to compel some of the Bollywood and Lollywood fans to become my fans instead and thus learn lucid dreaming to become fully able to accomplish feats alone!
Copyright © by Arzoo Zaheer. All Rights Reserved.