My Heartless and Inhuman Occupiers
They came stealthily, sneakily and captured my land.
Spread everywhere, north, east-west and south.
Guns in hand, hatred on the face, they occupied all the corners.
Black their faces, black their hearts, they meant no reverence.
March in all directions, trampling the people of all hues and caste.
They closed our windows and doors, clocked us inside our houses.
They starved us to death, snatched every morsel of the food.
They barred doctors, nurses and humans from outside.
They forbid medicine, baby food and day to day necessities.
They choked us with the tear gases, pellets and rusted bullets.
They suffocated us with communication blockade.
They exterminated us from the rest inside our houses.
They slaughtered us in the past and in present.
They executed us with their white lies.
They grilled us, imprisoned our innocent youth.
They raped our women, assaulted them with their acerbic tongue.
They wrecked our economy, devastated our wealth.
They spoiled our ecological with the use of coal.
Craftily and covertly, they abrogated Article 370.
In pitch dark night, they plotted a trap.
Caged the people and repealed the law
With deception and sham, they snatched our freedom.
They are none but my brutal, shameless occupiers.
Sumera B. Reshi