What Was Today?

A day I spent at my home

In the name of those

Who are strangers

In their own land

So far away

From where I live

I breathe the freedom

While they are caged

Inside their homes

For so damn long

I can’t stop wondering

About what they think

Of me and others like me

Who enjoy a day

At their homes

With their loved ones

While they are still

Suffering and bleeding

Inside their own homes

door green closed lock
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10 thoughts on “What Was Today?

  1. calmkate August 12, 2020 / 6:28 PM

    Powerful poem Hammad, I feel your pain as they must feel their’s … it’s so wrong! They need to be left alone …

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais August 12, 2020 / 6:37 PM

      I agree with you!
      The people of Kashmir should decide their own fate, not those who are in power across the borders.

      Liked by 1 person

    • calmkate August 12, 2020 / 6:40 PM

      it survived just nicely when it was left alone, the armies need to clear out and leave them to get on with their life … lockdown for that length of time is inhumane!

      The UN should step in and ban both sides!

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    • Hammad Rais August 12, 2020 / 6:51 PM

      This region is actively engaged in political/militarized conflicts since late 1940’s, ever since both Pakistan and India were partitioned in 1947.
      Three major wars between Pakistan and India (1965, 1971, 1999) flamed the situation to the next level.
      Even in early 2019, both countries, armed with nuclear weapons of epic proportions, came very close to yet another war!


    • calmkate August 12, 2020 / 7:02 PM

      they need to both walk away, they are being like egotistical spoilt brats!


    • Hammad Rais August 12, 2020 / 8:10 PM

      Pakistan is ready to walk away but not before India allows Kashmiri people to decide their own fate.


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