I am Kashmir, secluded and chained

Sumera Reshi
Posted August 14, 2019 from United Arab Emirates

I am Kashmir, secluded and chained.

I was a paradise now I am surrounded in uncertainty.

My inhabitants are pushed to a dark bend of no return.

The murky nights persist casting its vicious spell on its people.

And morning breeze is now a dream. Days are gone, nights exist.

Like a black hole, nothing comes out from me as traped.

No word, not a whisper, neither a sigh nor a lament can I do

What I witness suppressed cries, the beating of chests & a silent Eid.

The dawn in my lap is now a delusion, a distant dream.

Darkness is my future, internment my destiny.

O’ the civilized world, look at my soul and eyes.

It is deeply hurt, crushed and battered by occupational forces.

I am in chains, imprisoned and impounded by liberal minds.

Inside the barricade walls where the air has been blocked.

Come to my rescue and set me free from the clutches of my oppressors.

                                                                                              Sumera B. Reshi

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Hello, my dear,

I am in tears while reading your poem. I can feel your agony and longing to bring back the life that was stolen from you. Hugs, dear. If writing is the way you cope, then please keep writing. You might compile your poems and publish a book. That is great, too. Thank you for sharing!

Jill Langhus
Aug 14
Aug 14

Hello Dear Sumera,

I agree with Karen. If writing is helping you, please keep writing. Let us know how we can help.

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Sumera Reshi
Aug 14
Aug 14

Thanks to you, my dear world pulse sister. I know I am not a poet but my anger is simmering inside my heart that I often feel to jot it down. Write to you and writing on world pulse helps me to a greater extent.

Jill Langhus
Aug 15
Aug 15

You're very welcome, dear. I'm more than happy to help you through this challenging time:-)

Well, you sound like a poet to me:-)

XX

Jill Langhus
Aug 15
Aug 15

You're very welcome, dear. I'm more than happy to help you through this challenging time:-)

Well, you sound like a poet to me:-)

XX

Nicole reid
Aug 19
Aug 19

You are in a very dark painful place you life is not going to be easy and I hope there will be a solution for you and your country. Know that you be in my thoughts. I but if I can help you or your country tell us how we can help

Sumera Reshi
Aug 19
Aug 19

Dear Nicole,

Your support is enough for me and my people. My aim is to tell the world the gross human rights violations taking place in Kashmir. Spread the message as far as you can. The world should come to our rescue. Fake democracy like India can't impose itself on us. I shall fight till my last breath no matter what.
Regards,
Sumera

Lisbeth
Aug 20
Aug 20

Ooh dear Sumera, you made it again with an intriguing post. Imagery implored, and related story type of peom. It was like I was in the scene. Thanks for sharing.

Sumera Reshi
Aug 22
Aug 22

Thank you, dear. It is not a poem but my pain.

Lisbeth
Aug 24
Aug 24

So sorry to hear, but I pray it shall passed and be well for you. Welcome

JanetBCL
Aug 26
Aug 26

Thank you for your poem. I hear how much pain you are in and I admire your courage to share it.

Sumera Reshi
Aug 26
Aug 26

Dear Janet,

Indeed I am in pain. How should a person feel when you have been cut off from your people, your family? I feel as if it has been ages I haven't heard a word from my family. Kashmir has been pushed into the stone age and sometimes your courage can't help you either. But thanks for your kind words.

Regards,
Sumera