A Square Deal Poem by Shahzia Batool

A Square Deal

Rating: 4.2


Pardon me, my Pakistan!
land of hopes and finest dreams!
where gently flow the shining streams
and youthful rivers...
I know...that i am miserable...
I promised much to do for you
a lot of work...
but i admit
i could not do
the least of it.
O vale of smiles!
when i say in deep despair, ' i love you not ',
believe me not...
I accept we made you messy
I accept we did you wrong
I admit your urban scenes are full of horrid savagery;
but...Pakistan!
all of us have really drawn
tasty victuals from your soil...
we enjoy the air of freedom.
despite the mess and ethnic strife,
stale, stagnant economic life,
you are still a gift of God
a perfect thought
of our Quaid,
our savior, hero, able-guide -
now i realize
that i should work
with extra toil
in response to all your favors
this will be a square deal
IF we think and IF we feel...

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Wahab Abdul 08 March 2012

What a nice poem it is, fantastic on a marvelous theme running like a horse in the race a bird is flying in the sky motionless…..the word is the music in the years and the fine tune Created in the poem…which makes the poem a master piece. Please read my poem ‘’I want to die’’

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Sharad Juneja 20 April 2012

A very nice verse..... patriotism at its best

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Shumaila Bari 22 June 2012

a thought provoking poem. this is what Pakistanis should be aware of. its not the land itself which is messy, its we who make it so.

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Captain Cur 04 July 2012

I am reading this poem on the 4th of July, America's Independence day and I could not have picked a more proper time to read your strong words of how you need to do more for your country as we all need to honor our homeland. There is inspiration in your gifted writing style and words that amaze and teach me.

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Patricia Grantham 16 March 2013

Hello Batool; I can see that you really appreciate your country. We all need to do more for the place in which we live. Whatever we do no matter how small it seems can make a difference in someones life. Good read.

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Muhammad Ali 05 January 2014

every pakistani should have the same motivation. plus, every pakistani should admit what he is and decide what to do.

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Hina Narjis 02 December 2013

U got right, bro Bri Edward...'it' refers to Pakistan here...

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Hina Narjis 27 November 2013

Wonderful! How beautifully you started with an excusatory note, requested Pakistan not to believe your words uttered in despair, admitted the faults done from your end, ignoring the lawlessness and disorder prevailing everywhere highlighted the blessings u are enjoying because of it and at the end made a square deal and expressed your determination to do more for it, I am impressed :)

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Geetha Jayakumar 23 August 2013

Inspirational and motivating poem..with great message for country. Loved it.... Thank you Shahzia for the beautiful comments for my poem...Breaking News..

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Chandana Khan 25 July 2013

you can be followed in your thoughts.my 10 for you :)

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