One of my favorite poems from the collection:
The Perks of Being an Author
Writing is a terrible profession,
I think I’ll quit and crawl out of my hole,
I’ll go be something easier,
Like a factory worker,
Or a garbage collector,
Or a rocket scientist,
Or a fighter,
Or even a beggar in the streets of Karachi,
Anything that doesn’t involve scribbling down bits of imagination and memory in exchange for,
Six bucks a month,
And a sad groupie.
Time Spend Waiting is a collection of poetry by a dear friend of mine, Abu Rafique. There are sixty-four poems in all, with no central theme, but many have to do with love, loss, anger, sadness, and happiness. Rafique has self-published five books, all collections of either poetry or short stories of fiction. He does everything from designing his own covers to selecting how his writing is printed, seemingly to want to disorientated the reader by shifting each poem differently, in no consistent pattern. He is an amazing young writer with a long career ahead of him, and this collection of poetry is just the beginning.
I've added a link to Amazon where this book can be purchased. I hope you will consider supporting a young artist with a bright future.
Time Spent Waiting
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