Mohammad Younus Koul


I Am A Kashmiri, I Too Am A Human Being - Poem by Mohammad Younus Koul

I am a Kashmiri, I, too, am a human being,
Day and nightI hear the shrieks of mothers,
Moaning and mourning over their slain children,
Shouldering the coffins of nears and dears,
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,
Raising 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?

Mykoul

Topic(s) of this poem: tyranny


Comments about I Am A Kashmiri, I Too Am A Human Being by Mohammad Younus Koul

  • Mahtab Bangalee (1/14/2020 11:04:00 PM)

    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 (1/14/2020 10:03:00 PM)

    The sad state of man. The poor is pounded with deadly blows day and night. Nice Poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (1/14/2020 8:35:00 PM)

    A touching poem, a well deserved selection as members' poem. Congrats! (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/14/2020 7:29:00 PM)

    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 (1/14/2020 6:17:00 PM)

    A tragic story of the rule of tyranny write in persuasive expressions with conviction. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/14/2020 2:34:00 PM)

    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 (1/14/2020 5:45:00 AM)

    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 (1/14/2020 5:33:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (1/14/2020 5:22:00 AM)

    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, killings.in your poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (1/14/2020 5:17:00 AM)

    Alas, the first part of my three-part comments are missed by PH. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (1/14/2020 5:11:00 AM)

    You created here a fascinating and impressing poem, you were born in such a most beautiful KASHMIR, I know too well the famous Kashmere Wool. My fathger used to wear all Cashmere suits, but your country has so many governmental cruelties against the citizens, when will all these stop? So much melancholy in your amazing poem. How very sad and tragic is this situation surrounding you. My bro is Indonesian, and PEACE is there now (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (1/14/2020 4:59:00 AM)

    What surprised me the most is The Title of your poem. My grandparents said they were Chinese, and my parents told me that we are Indonesians from Chinese Refugees, but we lived for centuries in Indonesia being BORN there. All inhabitants have the BHINNEKA TUNGGAL IKA as their life jacket, that means All Religions, pillars and race are ONE for All Indonesians, they respect and love each other as respected persons. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (1/14/2020 4:49:00 AM)

    I am Dutch based upon Indonesian-Chinese Origin, I wanna say here that Ir. JOKOWI, present honoured President from Indonesia has an Islamic belief, but he calls himself as INDONESIAN (at least 3000 kinds of Islands up there, but every Indonesian citizen is called since he has become President his teachings are based as I AM INDONESIAN and not I am Javanese, Sundanese or the else. As a citizen we must keep UNITY. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/14/2020 4:29:00 AM)

    (3) You expect everyone 'to deliver me from pain? '. Let me take up another statement.... 'But! nobody cares to listen my woeful cries'..The Kashmiri Pundits, who were forced to flee from their native land years ago, share the same feelings. Create conditions for their peaceful return to their homes in Kashmir. Unless you do it, you can't possibly attain lasting peace. Thanks. (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha Pathak(1/14/2020 5:25:00 AM)

    Great comments indeed, Rajnishji

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/14/2020 4:28:00 AM)

    ..(2) But, I am of the view that the general public, by and large, is peace loving and is entitled to all fundamental rights including freedom of speech and movement as well as right of information just like any other state or UT of India. Rest assured, Kashmir has been and will always remain a paradise. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/14/2020 4:20:00 AM)

    'I Am A Kashmiri, I Too Am A Human Being'.... Yes, you are and nobody can deny you the right to be treated as a human being. A bunch of people who who have been involved in terrorist or secessionist activities have been and should be dealt with iron hand. There is no mercy for them. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (1/14/2020 12:54:00 AM)

    contd...

    sometimes for the mischief of some many may have to suffer for a while,
    but patience is the key.
    Let me congratulate the poet for a lovely poem, and a POD selection.
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  • Aniruddha Pathak (1/14/2020 12:54:00 AM)

    contd...
    India is a country with highest Muslim population in the world,
    where they have prospered since Independence, those that chose to remain here...
    this can't be said about Hindus in Pakistan...
    Now let us face it... if some some wants independence simply on the basis of religion in such a country that can't be allowed. There will be chaos for all. contd.
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  • Denis Mair (1/14/2020 12:30:00 AM)

    It makes me sad to know that violence is causing such misery in a beautiful region where Muslims and Hindus once coexisted in peace. Thanks for your eloquent testimony. (Report)Reply

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  • Fran Fort (1/14/2020 12:29:00 AM)

    A poignant and senstive write.

    Congratulations!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 6, 2020

Poem Edited: Monday, January 6, 2020


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