YOU ARE IN ME, I AM IN YOU
You are my life.
You are my identity.
You are my love.
And a way of life.
You are in me.
And I am you.
You are my Kashmir.
You haven’t seen,
The day of light.
As you have been imprisoned.
By colonial minds, fascist rulers.
You are, so am I.
Else I can’t be anything without you.
I won’t survive with an alien name,
With an alien identity, with an iron fist.
How would accept fake identity?
Forcible occupation & absolutism.
How can breathe under Modern Mussolini?
Who dines with Trump, wine with Netanyahu.
How can exist in a country that lynches Muslims?
How can forget I am from Kashmir?
You still are my life, day & my night
You are my dream, same old morning breeze.
O’ Kashmir you are in me and I am in You.
None can separate us, neither Hitler or Slobodan.
No Article can snatch my freedom; no superpower can cow me down.
Listen, my invaders, you can’t win us never and never.
Sumera B. Reshi