I WAITED FOR SO LONG…..

Sumera Reshi
Posted September 26, 2019 from United Arab Emirates
What is normal in Kashmir? Where is a democracy?

I WAITED FOR SO LONG…..

 

I waited for a year or so, to hug and kiss you.

And can sense the cool, morning breeze, despite being far off.

The same breeze entering my nostrils and refreshing my soul.  

Wrap my whole body with its gentle touch.

The smell of juicy apple,  redness of spring cherries.

Mesmerizing aura of Almonds, spring blossom of its lilac flowers.

Weak sunshine of April, unpredictable rains of June & July.

Its hearty people and unique customs.

Delicate shawls and silk scarves.

Unique Eid dishes and diverse costumes.

Now the wait is over as my Kashmir is the biggest prison.

That land of mine, pure as water, pious as a goddess.

That land of saints, serene as the moon, charming as a paradise.

Alas is now bruised, maimed and drenched in blood.

Its women raped, youth traumatized and children petrified.  

50 days of siege, yet the world is unmoved, occupied in awards.

50 days of hunger, fed with bullets, pellets and threats.

By fascists and its cohorts on the behest of the World powers.

With a stone, we fight, they fire us bullets labelled ‘Made in America’.

World confers them awards, sign arms deals and invite them to dinner

When the masses are starving, elders are sick and infants need meds.

The world is engaged in inviting murderers, feeding the pasta and pizza.

Then uproar of the people shakes the United Nations to take action.

On the genocide of blockaded and trapped people of Kashmir.

Alas! In the UN, tables are thumped, voices raised & listened.

Like a gossip shop, they come, talk, listen and then leave.

Dine and wine over the plight of contested land here and there, everywhere.

The next day, I have been mourned over the criminal silence of this selfish world.

Now my wait is over, my trust is gone.

Neither the UN or the US consider this until they get bruised as we are.

 

                                                                                               Sumera B. Reshi

 

 

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Sajid Rasul
Sep 26
Sep 26

The economies and trades are important for the world and it killed the humanity but when your own brothers and sisters don't talk how can you expect from the other world.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Some people in Kashmir are Indian stooges and their slaves, like Abdullah's and Muftis. I can't expect anything from them nor the world which I have already written. I am just taunting the so-called democracies.

Anita Shrestha
Sep 26
Sep 26

Dear Sumera
It is very heart broken poem and reality also very bitter.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 28
Sep 28

The clampdown and Indian atrocities in Kashmir are more heart wrenching than my poem could explain.

Lisbeth
Sep 26
Sep 26

Hi dear,
Your image is such a powerful message. Was that from your City? In other words is that what is happening on the ground?
It's so sad! I hope you are still safe were you are currently.
Warm regards

Sumera Reshi
Sep 28
Sep 28

Yes Lisbeth the image is from my city.

Lisbeth
Sep 29
Sep 29

Ohk! The scene is not good.
:-(

maeann
Sep 26
Sep 26

Hi Sumera,
Whenever I see violence in the midst of everything, all I can do is to pray. There are so many questions to ask, but who will answer.... Be safe.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 28
Sep 28

Please do so. I believe in the power of prayers.

maeann
Sep 29
Sep 29

I agree and believe too

Sumera Reshi
Sep 29
Sep 29

Yes dear.

Hello, Sumera,

It’s a disturbing photo of demoCRAZY.

You’ve become a better poet day after day. My heart leaps with admiration on your writings. Wow.

Thank you for sharing!

Sumera Reshi
Sep 28
Sep 28

Dear Karen,

Yes, it is so disturbing. Yesterday I called my home after four days of trying and my father said it is chaotic there. My father Asthma patient and can't stand the tear gas smoke. On the phone, I could hear the chaos and confusion. And thanks for reading my poems. I know I am not perfect but I believe my message is so clear.
Regards,
Sumera

Hello, dear,

Your poems are perfect just the way it is. It is called Sumera style, and no one can write a better poem using your style of writing, but you. Yes, I read your post about you speaking with your father. I hope this crisis ends now.

Hugs!

Sumera Reshi
Sep 30
Sep 30

Love you, dear Karen. You have been so encouraging. I just speak my heart out. I also wish the crisis to end.

Love you, too, dear. :) Hope is all what we have at this moment. I couldn't wait for the day when I will read a great news from you that this crisis has finally ended.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 27
Sep 27

Hi Sumera,
Your poem is both beautiful and heart wrenching. So true that talk without action all too often takes place in the UN. Please know if it can be any solace at all, that many are working toward a world of peace. Your keeping us informed is so important and appreciated.

Sumera Reshi
Sep 28
Sep 28

Dear Tam,

The situations in Kashmir are tenser than I can explain in my poems. And thanks for your kind words. I love you my dearest World Pulse sisters.

Regards,
Sumera