I Want to go But I Don’t Want to Go

Sumera Reshi
Posted September 23, 2019 from United Arab Emirates
Kashmiris Aliens in Their Own Land.

I Want to go But I Don’t Want to Go

 

I want to go but I don’t want to go.

It has been a year I have seen you.

I miss you badly and I long for you.

I want to go but I don’t want to go.

When I saw you last year, I was free, you were unoccupied.

Today I am a slave and you are in chains.

Then where shall I go, who to meet?  

They pity our communication blockade.

I envy their sovereignty and fake democracy.

They cheer on our helplessness and mock on our existence.

They call me terrorist but they are worse fascists.

Then where shall I go, who to meet?

Where eating beef is a crime and lynching is goodness.

Now I am a slave to that entity, with my identity.

I really want to go but I don’t want to go.

I remember yellow paddy fields, amber colour chinars.

Now I see occupational forces with heavy machine guns.

Occupied my pious land on every nook and cranny.

With their rusted guns aim to kill us en masse.

Then where shall I go, who to meet?

With illegal force, they snatched my land.

Paddy fields, fountains, rivulets and stream

Control my air, my every word.

Then where shall I go, who to meet?

Yet I want to go, I don’t want to go.

To the land of the mute, helpless lot.

Impounded since 50 days with no respite

 

                                                        Sumera B. Reshi

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Jill Langhus
Sep 23
Sep 23

Hello Dear Sumera,

Wow! So, where would you go if you wanted to go?

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Sumera Reshi
Sep 23
Sep 23

With you. At least I can have peace of mind.

Jill Langhus
Sep 23
Sep 23

Aw. You're so sweet:-) Well, you're more than welcome here, dear:-)

XX

Lisbeth
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Sumera,
I actually wanted to asked same question of sis. Jill :-)

Where will you like to go if you get to go? Thanks for sharing this your nice thought provoking poem.
Have a great Monday.
Regards

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Sumera,
My heart is with you, mourning the situation in your beloved country.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Thanks, dear, you all have been a great support.

Hello, dear Sumera,

50 days. Oh wow. I hope this will end now.
I hear you, dear. Sometimes I want to flee my own country as well. There are conflicts and killings, too. But it's the unpredictable wrath of nature that really distrubs us from time to time here. Hugs, dear. :)

Seka
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hello Sumera,
Very deep message! I can understand.
Be strong my sister, there is an end of everything.
May God do the best for you
Seka

Sumera Reshi
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hi Seka,
Thanks, sister for understanding my pain. You are right this shall also pass.

Tarke Edith
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Samira
You seems funny wao where do you want to go dear
Thanks for sharing.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Dear Edith,

Am I really funny? Since 4 August I don't how to smile.

Beth Lacey
Sep 25
Sep 25

Your words are moving; your situation is tragic

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Yes, the situation in Kashmir are very tragic. Since you are an American citizen, please spread the news about Kashmir. Let your people what exactly India is doing in the guise of democracy.