Lens-Artists Challenge – Going Back By Looking Back

Here’s a trip down the memory lane, accompanied by a poem!

The prompt for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge by John Steiner is Going Back.

Being staying in home for more than a month now and having very limited access to the world outside, because of on-going pandemic around the world, the norms to which we accustomed throughout our lives feels like a set of dreams we saw.

So, I’m re-sharing a poem I wrote back in 2016 and accompanying them with snaps of my 2017 trip to Dubai. Many of these snaps I’ve shared previously on my blog here but looking back at them during this strange time, is making me feel whether that trip was a dream or for real.



Those who are far today
They step in memories often

Dreams may be incomplete
But they are supportive


Still today, ways are prevent
Your memories pulls me away

Those who have forgotten us
They are remembered


Distance of centuries is between
No matter how much loneliness is

Wherever you live
You are mine


I get to watch
Your and my ways

Don’t lose hope
Just remember this


Darkness will fall
And light will shine






4 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge – Going Back By Looking Back

  1. JohnRH April 18, 2020 / 8:23 PM

    Nice. I like those colored ‘mushrooms’! What is that?

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    • Hammad Rais April 19, 2020 / 5:27 PM

      Thanks for liking the snaps, John. Those colored mushrooms are actually giant Chinese lanterns in Dubai Garden Glow. They are really amazing and treat for the eyes.

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  2. photobyjohnbo April 17, 2020 / 5:19 PM

    Nice collection of images, but I especially like the composition of your final image. I saw it in much greater detail when I clicked on it to see it in your Flickr account. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Hammad Rais April 18, 2020 / 3:19 PM

      Thank you so very much for liking my snaps, John. These are certainly my favorite ones as I always go back in time whenever I view them 🙂

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