February 7, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Mahinour Tawfik




The power of Now



Like east and west is awake and conscious

The power of mind couldn’t be less ominous

If the slave transcends taking over his master

Swirling back and forth from before to after


When all but now is a sense of illusion

Deriving its power from pleasure or pain

So fragile the mind is to abide the confusion

Of an identity derived from phantom of remains


Inattentive to the truth in this whirlwind

Handing over its limitless power

To the thought feasting upon one’s mind

Cause its survival commands it to devour


For a moment I stepped from this battlefield

Not only aware of the events but conscious

Neither aiming an arrow nor holding shield

Not a convict not a victim but an anonymous


I’ve seen the master handing over the reign

Since then misery has dwelt the kingdom

Like the thoughts that took hold of the brain

Remorsing the past pleading future for freedom








One is born in the quest for love

But what’s love but pain and woe

Painters and poets all speak of

Before the end, most drown below


Diamond stars in dreamy skies

Raindrops falling on cupid’s arrow

Thunder falls and the angel dies

Ruby red the painting goes


On the balcony Juliet awaiting Romeo

To beat the kindred – grasp her heart

but through her blood, poisons flowed

Romeo flees before the battle ‘d start






Mahinour Tawfik

Mahinour Tawfik is a 24 year old Egyptian senior medical student. Her first anthology ‘Dark Secrets‘ was released April 2016 in USA by KCL publishing company in South Carolina.

She was one of the participants of the 9th international poetry festival in India September 2016. She was featured in the local Indian daily newspaper besides the former features in multiple anthologies and online literary Magazines {Creative Talents unleashed – Ripen the page – International forum of literature and culture of peace- The Helix Magazine in CCSU}

She received a certificate of appreciation from world poetry Canada, Vancouver and is currently working on the release of the second Anthology ‘Once upon a Dream’ to be published later this year in the United States.

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