~ Every Inch of This Land is Soaked with the Blood of its People


*Don’t usually prefer penning such despondency but this was written right after the Karachi Airport Attack; with a seared heart:

Every inch of this country is soaked with the blood of its people,
Every corner with fear and ordeal;

Peace left long,
Abandoned us with scorn;

From death and violence there is no respite, pakistan-unrest-karachi-airport-1
Helpless screams our plight;

Bodies pile in heaps,
From this land of green, only red seeps;

Grief marches,
And suffering strides,
But bravery reigns,
And resilience still resides;

The sigh between mourning,
The breath between cries,
The time between two calamities;
Is the only peace, out of life, that we can now prise;

They say there is a world beyond,
They say there is a heaven,
And we believe, for we’ve seen our heaven thrown to hell;

For every inch of this country is soaked with the blood of its people,
Every corner with fear and ordeal.

~ Hafsa Khawaja

10 comments on “~ Every Inch of This Land is Soaked with the Blood of its People

  1. Ashar Pervez says:

    You are a terrible poet. Do yourself a favour and quit it.

  2. hammad says:

    Good composition, just give some hope to the people of Pakistan, too depressing.

  3. ahadkashif says:

    Great words.
    We live in a country where CHIIPA ambulances are in preponderance and there is more blood spilled than donated at Shaukat Khanum.

  4. Mahmood A. Malik says:

    Yes, the green of the flag is soaked in red of blood. Blood of the innocents flows and the rulers just issue statements of sorrow. But in case of peaceful Ahmadi Muslims, the killings of members of this peaceful, patriot community is not even condemned and the culprits never apprehended. Injustice against all segments of society must stop for the country to progress and be respected in the world.

    • I completely agree. Every live lost, irrespective of colour, creed, class, religion, sect or ethnicity, is just a big a loss as any other for Pakistan. Each live is Pakistani, and deserves to be valued.

      Thank you for reading.

  5. rehanud1975 says:

    I think we need to make a *pretence* for hope even if we feel hopeless. It’s not for us but for the sake of our children that we need to put up an act , otherwise we would have next generation that would have no sense of hope and would not be proud of being Pakistani at all !!!

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