Monday, January 6, 2020

I Am A Kashmiri, I Too Am A Human Being

Rating: 5.0
I am a Kashmiri, I, too, am a human being,
Day and night I hear the shrieks of mothers,
Moaning and mourning over their slain children,
Shouldering the coffins of near and dear,
Wailing and singing elegies as did Zainab,
When, going alone, through the battlefield of Karballa,
I hear the chinars cry when the sad winds blow,
Touching their paled leaves and boughs,
All things in the geography of my valley wail and weep,
Wherever I go, I hear the noise of soldiers,
Firing and beating to pulp young and old,
Razing to ground with mortar guns the temples and houses,
All day, all night, I see them parading,
Through the winding alleys of my downtown,
Unleashing havoc: killing, maiming,
plucking out the eyes and painting the roads red,
They leave behind horrible scenes and stories,
When they leave for their barracks,
After calling off their catch and kill operation,
I cry out loud to world-lords for help and intervention,
But! nobody cares to listen my woeful cries,
They have their business interests more dear to them,
Why should they look at me to deliver me from pain?

Mohammad Younus
Topic(s) of this poem: tyranny
Denis Mair 29 January 2020
Congratulations on your poem being chosen as Member Poem of the Day. I'd like to call your attention to one spelling error. In the twelfth line, the word " raising" should be changed to " razing."
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 January 2020
I cry out loud to world-lords for help and intervention, But! nobody cares to listen my woeful cries, ...// heart touching writing; beautiful world appealed expression
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Chima Ononogbu 14 January 2020
The sad state of man. The poor is pounded with deadly blows day and night. Nice Poem.
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Akhtar Jawad 14 January 2020
A touching poem, a well deserved selection as members' poem. Congrats!
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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 14 January 2020
Nice one but sad too.. be loyal to the country....10 Kashmiri Wednesday, January 15,2020 5: 28 AM how can you expect change? when you have mismanaged you have turned state into graveyard allowing terrorists to kill people and still need sympathy? Kashmiri: Resident of Kashmir Hasmukh Mehta
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Chinedu Dike 14 January 2020
A tragic story of the rule of tyranny write in persuasive expressions with conviction.
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 January 2020
Sadness! ! ! ! ! But we are all human beings! On earth; Created by the Creator Almighty! ! ! ! It is very sad when we hate each other. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 January 2020
CONGRATULATIONS, dear Mohammad. A 10 Full Score for this amazing poetry. I add this ToMyPoemList. Such a sweetest and cutest photograph. For your info: My bro does not like the cold climate in The Netherlands, he preferred to stay in Indonesia, like my parents, but I love this cool cute country, a cozy climate to read many books and do my job as a lecturer as well as preparing the students for the next study. I am a post graduate in Lit
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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 January 2020
You are an excellent poet who creates magnificent poems, but WHY so saddest and full melancholy? As a citizen of your country you are not wrong, they are wrong, those dirty hands of the giovernment cause war, killings, insultings and the more deeds in such lowest layer. Very impressive poem, I have much enjoyed and you ARE a best poet, a human being. A greatest honour this Member Poem Of The Day, you so well deserved.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 January 2020
Because I reside now in The Netherlands and my sons were born here, they are Dutch and my bro remains in Indonesia, so he is Indonesian and under President Engineer JOKOWI's very smart and intelligent, Indonesia is just Indonesia and each citizen who lives there is an INDONESIAN, but not a Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese and so fort.. Each citizen is proud to be an INDONESIAN. So sad wasting time to wars, murder slaughte, your poem.
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