I and My Mirror

Sumera Reshi
Posted September 24, 2019 from United Arab Emirates
Kashmir is Bleeding, Save it.

 

I and My Mirror

Yesterday I looked into the Mirror. Tears rolled down my cheeks until silent sobs turned loud cries.  

Mirror: Why are you crying?

I: It has been a year or so that I haven’t been home. I miss every aspect of life in Kashmir. Today I couldn’t hold back that is why I am crying.

Mirror: Then you should go, spend some time and come back.

I: I wish I can but I don’t want to. My region was free and now it is under the tight grip of occupational forces who seized it by deceit.

Mirror: So where you want to go instead. Do you have any place in your mind to visit?

I: Home is where your heart is at peace. My heart isn’t at peace though but my heart is in Kashmir.

Mirror: You can absorb in me and I shall take you to some amazing places and you could find some comfort.

I: Will there be my dad waiting for me with a glass of water?

  Will I get hugs and kisses?

  Deep, serene sleep.

 Shall I see happy & blissful faces?

 Will the phones work, cars run?

 Can I see my kith and kin?

And there won’t be bruised mothers,

Raped sister and trapped youth.

Will there be desolate roads?

Will there be food to eat and medicine to heal?

Would doctors be allowed to move or beaten with an iron fist?

With all my questions, my mirror cried and I became silent as dead because I know there won’t be a place like my Kashmir.

I: Now tell me why should I leave a place where I grew up

   With my friends.

   With my family.

   Playing on those dusty lanes and by-lanes.

   With soiled clothes & muddy hands.

   With green grass & pink lotuses.

   How to forget its unpredictable weather?

   Incessant rains, thunderstorms & hailstone,

   Green Almonds, juicy apples & apricots.

    Everyone asked Lisbeth asked so asked my dearest, Jill.

    I would say east or west, home is the best.

Mirror: I have no words but I can say I feel your pain, so have me and cry as much as you can.

I: Thank you, so much for you back and this pat.

                                                            

                                                                    Sumera B. Reshi

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Hello, dear,

I echo what your mirror said, " I have no words but I can say I feel your pain, so have me and cry as much as you can". Hugs, dear.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 24
Sep 24

I am grateful to you and Jill dear. Thanks for being with me.

Jill Langhus
Sep 25
Sep 25

You're very welcome, dearie:-) I, for one, and I'm sure Karen will say the same, are glad that we are able to help you, even if it's a little bit:-)

XX

You're welcome, dear. Yes, Jill said it already. :) We are glad to be here for you. :)

Anita Shrestha
Sep 24
Sep 24

HI dear
''Can I see my kith and kin?'' this is really heartbroken poem. Plz share to other poem tooo.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 25
Sep 25

All my poems are on World Pulse.

Anita Shrestha
Sep 25
Sep 25

Yes,

Juliet Acom
Sep 24
Sep 24

This is so sad.

Cyber hugs from me. I pray that this situation in your country will turn around soon and you can return home.
God bless you,

Sumera Reshi
Sep 25
Sep 25

You are so nice Juliet, for the first time I received cyber hugs.

Lisbeth
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hi dear,
Do you Know what am thinking now. If I were you. I will compile all these poems together to make up a my book collection of Kashmir poems.
You are such a wonderful poem writer. Keep it up and pls take care of yourself.
Warm regards

Sumera Reshi
Sep 25
Sep 25

Dear Lisbeth,

That is your greatness that you praise my poems, else I am not a poet. However, I shall consider you suggestion in future.

Jill Langhus
Sep 25
Sep 25

It's a fabulous suggestion, my dear poet:-) XX

ANJ ANA
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Sumera,
Your every word is screaming and touching the hearts, which is going through uncertainty and vulnerability, though your prayers are so strong for wishing the peace in your own territory.
Hope the dark days will go soon, my thoughts and prayers with you and Kashmir. Please find me with your mirror too, maybe our prayer becomes a bit louder.
warm regards,
anjana

Sumera Reshi
Sep 25
Sep 25

Dear Anjana,

I also wish peace prevails at last. Thanks, dear for remembering us in your prayers.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 25
Sep 25

Dear sister,
"I have no words but I can say I feel your pain". I can not imagine the pain you are going through, and am so glad that at least you continue to write to us all about what you are going through with Kashmir being in the grip of army control. You are loved, and i hope you feel your sisters here with you.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Thanks, Tam for your empathy. I am unable to write what I feel. The picture of Indian torture and deceit is my eyes. And you need to look at every eye of Kashmir then you will understand what Kashmir is

Deeplove
Sep 25
Sep 25

Tears are trickling down my cheeks. I am holding you in love. Thank you for sharing your heart here.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Thanks, dear. I swear I am not a poet but I am so bruised with Indian deceit that my heart bleeds.

Nabila Abbas
Sep 25
Sep 25

Hello Reshi,
Blessed to hear from you. We feel extreme pain in our hearts to hear the brutality of this world.
In recent UNHRC session,all presidents around the globe are together in sidelines. Prime Minister of Pakistan and Turkey has raised the resolution for Kashmir. Though a few very few countries voted and thought of kahshmir but sadly most of the countries haven't not supported. I am deadly saying; this world is a fake slogan of peace.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Hi,
Thanks for your message. Do you think we are at the behest of any country? No, we aren't. History is witness, suppression has led to the greatest revolutions. We shall win someday, till then let our oppressors enjoy. In sha allah will prove their grave.

Tarke Edith
Sep 26
Sep 26

Hello Sumera
Indeed sister home Is home no what condition it may be one must ever long to be home thank you for sharing your conversation with the mirror. I feel your pains sister because l have face this situation .so l know what you are going tthrough. Take heart dear.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Thanks for understanding my pain. My pain is nothing in comparison to the caged people in Kashmir.

Qurratulayn Khan
Oct 10
Oct 10

Hello dear,
wonderful piece of writing, which takes my heart in the beautiful valley of Kashmir, which presently element of sorrow. May Allah bless all ameen
Regards

Sumera Reshi
Oct 10
Oct 10

Dear Qurratulayn,

Thanks for your kind words. These aren't words but my tears and blood from my heart. It has been more than a year and I have no strength to see my Kashmir which is under colonial India. Please pray for my people, they are in deep pain.

Regards,
Sumera

Qurratulayn Khan
Oct 10
Oct 10

dear,
I understand your pain,
we all here to raise your voice through out the world. We all are with you.
#voice of Kashmir #Blood #pain #humanity
power of women voice for our kids
regards