Can I Ever Meet You Again Dad?

Sumera Reshi
Posted August 18, 2019 from United Arab Emirates
My Pain in my Eyes.

Can I Ever Meet You Again Dad?

A Conversation between me and my Mirror

Me: Have you ever been uncertain of tomorrow, I asked the mirror? 

Mirror: I see tomorrow as you want me to look. Like your Kashmir, I have no choice. I am at your command. 

Me: O' Mirror I wasn't like this you know very well. After every two days, I used to call my family. I looked happy after talking to them. Much relieved and lighter. Don't you know that? 

Mirror: Yes, I know. This wait could last longer. Don't kneel down to the circumstances created by the tyrants. 

Me: O'Mirror you know I have none to share with when I am alone, no twitter, no WhatsApp or Facebook. I only have you to talk to, so give me the courage. This wait is taking ages. Who knows who is alive and who is dead. 

Mirror: No, don't lose hope. No matter how tomorrow looks like and you have to start afresh. Revolutions and renaissance take time, consumes people and is often thirsty for blood.

Me: Does that mean I can never see my dad again? Should I bid goodbye to my hopes? Should I bid adieu to my identity being a Kashmiri and not an Indian? 

Mirror: Never stop dreaming of your family. Dreams are the hope life is made of. Be brave and keep your hopes alive. With this, the alarm rang and I started my day with a renewed hope. Besides, worrying about my identity and people I have to hunt every day, to keep going and surviving.  I left for work with the hope,  I can get a call my home which is surrounded monsters, armed goons and so-called democratic thugs. 

 

This story was submitted in response to Why I Resist.

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Hello, Sumera,

Thank you for resisting, fighting, and hoping. You are emerging as a powerful voice from Kashmir. I know nothing I say will ease your pain, but every time you post, my admiration for your courage and resilience grow more and more. I'm glad you have renewed hope for today. Sometimes, we can only take one day at a time. Hugs, again.

Sumera Reshi
Aug 18
Aug 18

Thank you so much, Karen. You and Jill have been a great support to me.

Thank you for appreciating, dear. Being there for you from a distance is what we can do for you now. It's our way to tell you that you may feel isolated and imprisoned, but you are not alone. Praying that you'll have your life back.

QuratulAin Minhas
Aug 18
Aug 18

Sorrow isn't a word only.. oh it's feeling.. how worst it is.. May we all get rid of this Torture..

Sumera Reshi
Aug 19
Aug 19

Ameen. Are you from AJK?

QuratulAin Minhas
Aug 19
Aug 19

No I'm from Pakistan

Jill Langhus
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hello Dear Sumera,

How are you holding up, dear? Listen to your subconscious... never give up hope:-) We are here for you, and we will continue to help you through. Let us know how we can help with your writing goals, too. Karen is an excellent writer.

XX

SIMON MUREU
Aug 19
Aug 19

AND IT SHOULD BE A MIRROR ON WALL
And even more call for a hard work keep up

Sumera Reshi
Aug 20
Aug 20

Thanks, dear Simon.

SIMON MUREU
Aug 20
Aug 20

THANK you for comment and hope you read my book wedding at the bedside in here

Sumera Reshi
Aug 20
Aug 20

No Sir, I haven't read your book. If you have an ebook or a pdf, please send it to me.

SIMON MUREU
Aug 20
Aug 20

PLEASE READ IT HERE
WEDDING AT THE BEDSIDE AMONG MY POSTS

Sumera Reshi
Aug 20
Aug 20

Where? I can't find it.

SIMON MUREU
Aug 22
Aug 22

GO UP TO EXPLORE and click human rights and then scroo it down to find WEDDING AT THE BEDSIDE