MY PAIN

Sumera Reshi
Posted August 16, 2019 from United Arab Emirates

This pain sucked all my blood.

This pain parched all my tears.

Deep, profound and cavernous pain.

Strange, weird and unexpected pain.

Baffling, mysterious and unresolved pain.

Never did I witness such a pain.

It is something deeper in the heart.

In every nerve, muscle and ligament.

Unrelenting, eternal and relentless pain.

I cry I sigh, but of no avail.

It is seeping into my whole being,

Like a venom of King Cobra.

This pain is as agonizing as death itself.

This pain is as harrowing as an angel of death.

This pain has controlled every beat of my heart.

This pain invaded and overrun all my hopes.

This pain has ruined the possibility of my future.

This ferocious, insensitive and callous pain.

This unkind, cruel and spiteful pain.

I, a sovereign citizen of my beloved Kashmir.

I am in intense and unceasing agony.

This ache is shaking my body and soul.

This torture has taken a heavy toll on me.

This distress has made me numb and dead.

This grief of not reaching out to my people has marred my hopes.

This anguish has determined my belief in resistance.

O’ my oppressors you can incur pain on us, but you shall never win our hearts.

Never, never and never shall you win and that is the prayer of my painful heart.

 

                                                                                                         Sumera B. Reshi

This story was submitted in response to Why I Resist.

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 17, 2019

Hugs, dear.

Jill Langhus
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 17, 2019

Hello Dear Sumera,

How are you doing today, dear? I love your resilience and hope:-) Please stay strong...

XX

Sumera Reshi
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 20, 2019

Jill, you have been unrelenting courage.

Jill Langhus
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

Thank you, dear. I'm glad I'm able to help:-)

XX

Hannah B
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 19, 2019

Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with us, Sumera. I hear and feel the pain in them - I hope that you have some hope and beauty in your day today, and relief from the pain!
Warmly,
Hannah

Sumera Reshi
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 20, 2019

Thanks, Hannah, sister like you give me the courage, else it is hard to bear the silence.

Wusufor
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

My dear am with you strongly in your pain. Its unfortunate I can't hug you now, I would have given you a firm hug. Please hug yourself for me. It's shall all passed. Take care!

Sumera Reshi
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

Thanks, dear. It is not only my pain, its the pain of my people, Kashmir which is under siege and forced occupation by India.

Beth Lacey
Aug 27, 2019
Aug 27, 2019

I am sorry you are suffering.

Sumera Reshi
Aug 27, 2019
Aug 27, 2019

Thank you so much for your sympathies dear.