Flickering Hope
Aug22

Flickering Hope

They said our present is gloomy, our future will be dark I     stayed     positive,     pessimism     had     no     mark Their   facts  were  strong,  my  arguments  were  weak I         fancied        utopia,       reality        was         bleak Politics    is    manipulative,    democracy    is    a    trick Callousness for people’s feelings makes my spirit prick Powerless we  are,  our  fate  is  at  their disposal Dynastic politics meets no resistance, no refusal Tuning  into  a  news  channels  always  brings  a  bad  news “Pakistan won today’s match” is the only moment of amuse Scattered corpses around, killing has become a daily affair Bloodshed on roads isn’t my concern, I don’t even care The  pain  cannot  be  experienced  until one’s beloved die “Oh,  my  heart  moves   for   humanity”   is   just   a   lie People are not honored, but killed in the name of honor A  pull  of  trigger  is  all   it   takes   to   cause   a   tremor Lawlessness prevails as people dislike to abide by mere traffic laws Ironically, they are the ones who reprimand the system’s flaws Burning with acid and abuse. Heinous incidents of domestic violence Feudal  lords  torture  indigent  peasants ,  exhibit  intolerance Bombings    in    mosques    and    bustling    streets Amputated limbs, blood streams and echoing shrieks Chaotic  minds,  misguided  souls  and  hungry  bodies Knitted in vacuum of unfulfillment ends up in turbulence A    new    wave  of   slaying   has   reached   this   town It has left us with apprehended minds and deepened frown Now,  difference  of  beliefs  is  enough  to  get  killed Causing dozens of casualties, militants are skilled Genocide of Hazara is brutal; it can’t be justified  in  any  context Being   a   Shiite, I  am   forced  to  speculate, I may be the next A   light   of  hope  is   flickering   in    my    heart It may blow out; I will rekindle it with a new start We will stand strong again. My country will stay resilient against all odds Roaring storms will be defeated, let prudence and unity be our swords They say our present is gloomy, our future will be dark My faith will remain firm, pessimism will have no mark  ...

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