Shamin Bashir Shah

I Am Sorry Pakistan On 14th August, Independence Day

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!

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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

    A thoughtful poem, we all should think.

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.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.

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo 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

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  • Katie Moore (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.

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  • Wahab AbdulWahab 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.

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

    very nationalistic
    nice :)

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  • Sajna KailasSajna 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 KailasSajna 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!

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  • Osman GaniOsman 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.

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

    Showing your patriotism/ a good poem! !

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