Internally Displaced In The War On Terror

Our house, the mixture of
mud and stones,
was feeble, yet it homed
our aspirations
in all the moods of life;
when the sun smiled,
or the clouds roared,
or the sky wept
or the winds howled.

It didn’t crumbled
with natural blows
but the man-made woes,
in the shape of shells
of metal and mortar
that over it fell
it could shield us no more

Survival took us by the hand
to a refugee camp and we
were stamped as I.D.P’s.

Our dreams, inhumed in
our rubbled home, scream
to call us back; they cry
when we beg for the bits of life.

We cannot wait to redeem
ourselves by helping our home
to stand on its feet.
We pray for the beast of
violence to retreat.

The wounds of our soul
could only be healed
with the cure of peace
in our bruised Swat.


11 thoughts on “Internally Displaced In The War On Terror

  1. Pingback: Internally Displaced In The War On Terror | Tea Break

  2. kashkin

    simply one of the best poems to emphasise what is happening in that part of our land and country…..thank you aadil

    It didnโ€™t crumble with
    the blows of nature when on rage,
    but the man-made calamity,
    in the shape of shelling
    and rockets, pierced its
    body. Collapsed, it
    couldnโ€™t shield us anymore.

  3. @ shivya .. Thanks a lot! I’m glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Kashkin .. Thank you, sir! The concern was always there hence my try to shape it into a poem. Thanks for liking it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. kashkin

    I know Aadil. Its a beautiful poem and evokes a great sense of loss and an irony what we have done to this place..I am sure you will write more on these issues that we have and how our leaders shy away from this responsibility….But something has to be done….

  5. @ kashkin … Yes, something has to be done and we will raise our voice as long as we can, InshaAllah. Thanks for your support!

    @ Ayesha … I’ve heard about it; its really shameful on part of our administration to indulge in such cruel activities ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Thanks for liking the poem!

  6. The very structure of this poem is somehow interesting. And the topic you’ve chosen is worth writing for. You’re following into the foot-steps of Kashkin Bhai I guess — I mean he’s a revolutionary too ๐Ÿ™‚
    “survival took us by the hand” —- that is originality ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You rock Aadil ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. @ Cav .. Yes, you are right, the topic was worth mentioning especially when one personally come across those people pulled out of their homes by violence and destruction. My city Mardan was the first destination of the migrating homeless people of Bajaur who were exposed to live in miserable conditions in temporary camps.
    I AM inspired by the revolutionary kashkin and will love to raise the voice of the misery stricken around me. Thanks for your encouraging comments! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like your stay on my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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