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The Devil Incarnate

December 26, 2008

One day they’d come

After us

Brandishing weapons

With flowing beards

And fierce faces

They’d order

The closure of girls’ schools

And force every woman to

Wrap up in ‘burqa’

Those defying would be slaughtered

And hanged in chowk

One day they’d come

After us

With their ferocious eyes

And grotesque features

Ordering to follow

Their draconian laws

Those denying wouldn’t

Find peace even in their graves

One day they’d come

After us

Ordering a ban

On music and gatherings

On literature and traditions

On laughter and every little thing that

Makes people happy

I fear the day

When they’d come after us

The flowers would stop to bloom in ‘the land of flowers’

The spring would forget to return

In the land of terrorized

They – the devil incarnate

Have a sole mission

To stuff eyes with ashes

Of those who dare to dream

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2008 12:01 am

    I can understand the circumstances that compelled you to write this poem. These days it has become hard to focus on anything positive. the news papers every morning are filled with dozens of news items concerning Taliban activity in our beloved province. It is as if someone, somewhere has decided to take away even the very last ray of sun shine from our worlds!
    But all is not lost yet and will never be. Remember the darkness is always most terrifying just before Dawn! Inshallah this ordeal will be over one day soon!

  2. December 27, 2008 7:03 am

    InshaAllah the dawn will break.
    I am waiting for my own break. no humor intended.
    I am the dawn and I have a purpose to serve but sometimes I think I will sit and watch as the dusk creates chaos as much as it is capable of and then I will rise, InshaAllah we all will!

  3. Asma Ahsan permalink
    December 27, 2008 11:35 am

    You have cause to fear – this time around, the integrity of Pakistan is at stake.

  4. Ayesha permalink
    December 27, 2008 12:22 pm

    I am glad people do realize at least.

    Thanks for support!

  5. Honest Abdul permalink
    December 27, 2008 3:01 pm

    Take it from a cynic. The light of dawn is probably the blinding flash of the explosion.

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