Shamin Bashir Shah

Rookie (31st March 1995 / Lahore)

I Am Sorry Pakistan On 14th August, Independence Day - Poem by Shamin Bashir Shah

You gave me so much,
But I gave you nothing but pain.
You gave me the freedom I yearned,
But in return I bind you in chains.
You gave me the identity,
But I took that from you.
You gave me a place I could call home,
But I left you scared, deserted and alone.
Oh! I am so sorry Pakistan,
Forgive me for burning you alive.
Forgive me for letting you down,
Forgive me for all the times a finger was pointed at you.
Forgive me for being silent at times when I had to stand for up for you.
Forgive me for giving you the recognition of a terrorist country,
Forgive me for making you the charity box.
There is so much to say,
And so much to apologize for…..
If you cut my veins, I bleed Pakistan,
I ache when you ache, Pakistan,
I am because of you, Pakistan.
Happy Birthday!


Comments about I Am Sorry Pakistan On 14th August, Independence Day by Shamin Bashir Shah

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/3/2016 9:44:00 AM)


    A thoughtful poem, we all should think. (Report) Reply

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/22/2013 8:39:00 AM)


    Aha wah a great lyrical patriotic poem on pakstan. U wrote it so powerful. Hav been to pakstan as a child as many of my relativs r still there. Nice to read u again. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (7/22/2012 2:15:00 PM)


    Great Tribute! An emotional and well penned write to honor your motherland! It is absolutely impressive and I am very sure that Pakistan is proud of you! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-New York City (Report) Reply

  • Nurain Ali-balogun (7/14/2012 7:35:00 AM)


    If pakistan can realy hear, it will surely be proud of you. I pray Almighty Allah make peace reign again in Pakistan. Good write. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2012 3:25:00 PM)


    Shamin, this is a great poem. This has a lot of emotion in it and sounds deep from the heart. It inspires me that I should write a poem to my country. Our Independence Day is July 4. It was brave of you to publish this in the face of so much political unrest. Thank you for sharing this excellent poem. Keep up your good work. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (3/29/2012 7:52:00 PM)


    this is fine tribute for your home land...nice thought and nice expression indeed, i like the...please continue writing.........of course you have talent. (Report) Reply

  • Phillip Joshua Jimenez (2/5/2012 7:25:00 PM)


    very nationalistic
    nice :)
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  • Sajna Kailas (1/4/2012 4:01:00 AM)


    This is a great patriotic poem. As an Indian I can understand how passionate you are about your country! Its a good attempt to make awareness about the value of freedom.
    nice work.I loved it!
    especially these lines.
    .Forgive me for giving you the recognition of a terrorist country,

    If you cut my veins, I bleed Pakistan,
    I ache when you ache, Pakistan,
    very passionate!
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  • Sajna Kailas (1/4/2012 3:57:00 AM)


    This is a great patriotic poem. As an Indian I can understand how passionate you are about your country! Its a good attempt to make awareness about the value of freedom.
    nice work.I loved it!
    especially these lines.
    .Forgive me for giving you the recognition of a terrorist country,

    If you cut my veins, I bleed Pakistan,
    I ache when you ache, Pakistan,
    very passionate!
    (Report) Reply

  • Osman Gani (1/3/2012 7:02:00 AM)


    Really wonderful poem full of pure emotion and patriotic zeal. Your poem is the inner voice of people who want to contribute and solve the existing problems in his or her country and feels a guilt unless the country is saved. nice poem with some wonderful lines and thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/24/2011 5:33:00 AM)


    Showing your patriotism/ a good poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/24/2011 5:31:00 AM)


    Showing your patriotism/ a good poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Muzzammil (12/22/2011 7:35:00 AM)


    Really nice expression that you've showed in your poem, full of patriotism and sense of belonging. Yes, of course, Pakistan has given them a name they call home but it is worthy to consider what they have given in return.
    I love my country but also the whole world, because of being a human being. No nation is bad or the people, but some of us create disturbance. I dare to ask the chieftains of Pakistan what is the problem to apply Islamic Laws there as it is known Islamic country. Nice poem and I wish you too GREAT MESSENGER OF PEACE.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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