Good Evening Planet
An adrenaline junkie is somebody who engages in sensation-seeking behavior through “the pursuit of novel and intense experiences without regard for physical, social, legal or financial risk”. Such activities include extreme and risky sports, substance abuse, unsafe sex, and crime. The term relates to the increase in circulating levels of adrenaline during physiological stress.
Dopamine is another profound chemical. The effects of dopamine include increases in heart rate, body temperature, and sweating; improvements in alertness, attention, and endurance; increases in pleasure produced by rewarding events; but at higher doses agitation, anxiety, or even loss of contact with reality. Stimulants such as nicotine, cocaine and methamphetamine promote increased levels of dopamine.
Only a handful of addicts are aware that ART induces a combination of both adrenaline and dopamine. This evening a dear friend of mine, Author – Khadija Fatima – You think You know, made me read one of her poems. Well, I am high on her words ; A perfect blend of two of the planet’s most profound chemical.
As much as I wanna save this drug for myself, I cannot deprive the world from such beautiful poetry. So, Ladies & Gentlemen, this terrific evening, Broken Radio presents you, an original poem by Miss Khadija Fatima!
“The Rise in Skies & the Fall on Earth
You beamed with wits when you saw me
A little gut feeling went unattended
Danced like a lunatic when we met
Made me reminisce an old love song in your red dodge
Table with Kebabs and Game of thrones
Surprised me with taste of India in a Pak lounge
Twice the dawn turned into dusk, then we met again
Flirted with flamboyance until I gave up
We flew away as written in the palms of time
Months passed with eternal nights filled with thrills
Planning and preparation, our palpations never halted
Then you came crossing the deep seas
When we met in the mist of frosty days
I set eyes on you and I knew you were mine
When the world asked our story, your lips moved radiantly
And the bliss I heard, “my destiny walked into my door”
How we loved our chilly walks full of joy and fear
Our confound natures created a havoc
And it all ended in sorrow and vague
Until the darkest night crawled back, we met again
I buttoned your sleeves and relived your skin
Humoured and ridiculed the world in good faith
The mighty Eid arrived, and it struck what I missed
We spoke the unheard words, us against the world
My quest with the dark prince, who said we still got time… “