After

This season will also pass
What filled the air will too travel far from our towns
New feelings will emerge, new energies will be born
Life will keep singing
Either songs or silence
Memories will be there
Some in hearts, some on walls
Some before the eyes, some closed in pages
Only to be remembered for the ages

Gardens will again allure the bees
That our eyes will see
Petals will be in crave
To be touched by fingers
Gifting a blush on tired faces

The river will flow with passion
To make her heard in the sleep of silent nights
And freedom will come
to sit and enjoy while sitting on her side

Beautiful eyes will open
With the call for prayers before the sun
Feet will make their way to Allah’s House
Remembrances of Lord will buzz on tounges
All Hands will be raised before the Lord
To pray for well being of everyone
To pray for peace and happiness

Hearts will be adored
by the priceless words of Allah’s book
The sun will shine bright
Enlightening the corners of world
The gates will open
In welcome of blessed guests

The day will begin on a note, Written with many sentences
With the opening line, “In the name of Allah, the most Gracious and the most Merciful”

Beauty will be again defined by the thoughts
Written with hands, read with hearts

Birds will again fly far from us, along with the kites
Kids will be delightful while looking at them

School buses will horn outside the gate
For not getting late and children will run
With tied laces and innocent faces

Once our lands will get freedom from this disease
And from the malice in our hearts
We will see all this again
In sha Allah ( if Allah wills)
After this season will pass

Till then I will pray for you
And you will pray for me

In Pursuit

I was in pursuit of one night
to sleep in the fathomless silence
in me and around me
Absorbing all the pain and agony
of every living person in my Valley
and taking all their despair with me in my dreams
where I could bury it for a moment

I wondered how that would feel like
to bury the pain of a mother
living in the memories of his lost son
to bury the pain of a father
living in a hope that justice will be served
to bury the pain of a friend
whose friend fell to bullets just next to him
to bury the pain of millions of hearts
who lost their loved ones
I wondered how much I had to dig deep
to bury the infinite stories of despair

I fell down to my knees out of my helplessness
and became uncouncious and when I woke up
I saw a crystal clear river
where I saw beautiful young man in the boats
I asked them who they were why this river was glittering like gold?
they greeted me with a beautiful voice
and told me

“We are the sons of that Valley
and these are the tears of our mothers
we are guarding them till the day of judgement
when each drop of tear would stand witness against those tyrants
who martyred us because we stood before their injustice
we know why are you here?
in pursuit to bury the despair
give that to us
we will keep it as we have nothing of your world
Atleast in this, we could see the reflection of our loved ones
God will keep multiplying it till the day of resurrection
and will replace with blessings and mercy to them
when you will go back
Give our message to the ones struggling

“Never loose hope and faith
as God has sowed us in your soil
for the glory to come”

just walk some distance as you still have to meet some other persons”

I walked where they told me to go
I saw persons with the most beautiful eyes
they were like the lightening in the sky
and the world in front of them was as beautiful as those eyes
I stood lost in them
I inquired them about this beauty
they told me

“These are the eyes of the ones
who have lost their sight due to pellets showered on them
We are preserving them till the day of judgement
and we have been kept blind to see anything from them
for their seeing will be unfolded only to those blinds living in that valley
Give a message to them from us

“soon the gloom will end and for them the beautiful worlds are waiting”

Suddenly I opened my eyes
and my beard was drenched in tears
I opened the window of my room
and saw a beautiful sunlight waiting to depart
the night I was in pursuit had just begun
but the weight of despair in me had already been lightened

Keep Your Trust in Him

Happiness is alive in you
Why then you keep killing yourself with prevailing sadness?
A tree has to bear the pain of winter
That too stripped of its leaves
But never it gives up on its fruits
When you walked your first step
For sure you were going to fall in the next one
But that was your rise to run miles in the life
You are the one who can reason
You are undeterred irrespective of the season
You have the voice, you have the vision
Allah has promised to suffice you with the provision

Why then worry?
Rise with the truth of your life, to overcome the fear of death
Bow down to your Creator when there is call for prayer
Be the one, successful by the words mentioned in Allah’s Book
Be the one to smile when in trouble by keeping your trust in Him

Millions Out There…

There is not only one lamp of hope in the world
That would douse and life would lose the essence
If no one is there, then know God is there
Just contemplate and you will feel the presence

In the crevices of the soul, He fills light
You can’t see any rift in the heavens with your sight
No one could stand before His might
Who has created this open sky for birds to take flight?

Why should then hope die in us?
Why should we kneel down to bow before the cruel world?
A slave of God is a true freeman
A slave of world and it’s evanescent masters is a true vassal

Break the mirror of deception in front of you
Look beyond to recognize the truth in you
You have one shot at life with no coming again
If one hope had doused, there are millions out there

Is Not Destiny Ahead?

Is not the destiny ahead?
Then stop and ease for a while
Nothing is lost, no hope had died
Still the dreams are alive
Pain is like a season and will pass too
Imagine the sun and rain, both are winsome

Why should not I tell you about the snow in my Land?
White and pure
My hands shiver in the cold, but my eyes dazzle with brightness
The struggle of my land had taught me love
Like a lesson written in the book
It is true that Kashmir is beautiful
But our tears are more
They hide and express every emotion
They reflect in our smiles like the images on the mirror
We have learnt to live with them as a blessing
As the pious souls shed them remembering Allah
A mother in the memory of her martyred son
They flow from the eyes of the father, sister and friend too
Carrying the burden of our sufferings
And address them to Allah
Making our tounges to utter the same line
Is not destiny ahead?
Peace is yet to come

I belong to You…

Prayers lighten my heavy heart
Which is fighting with the nails of vices
breaking with the burden of choices
But words of God show me the way
To keep me standing with every new day

The desires keep nipping me inside
I just want to walk a way and they keep me aside
I want to unlock the doors of life but they keep weaving a trap
I want the silence, they come and clap

O Allah! Betow upon me a blanket of wisdom
with which I could wrap my soul
Strengthen my weakness
Strengthen my will
Before the fight with the world
My battle is with myself
Rise me like the sun
Illuminating the world in me
Give wings to my hopes
To hold unto your rope
Provide for me from Your unseen treasures
Bless me with courage and patience
Make me a brick in the wall standing against injustice
Make my voice amomg the voices for freedom
I know
To You I belong, to You I will return
Make my return as being the righteous one
Amen!

LET IT BE!

Let it be! It just happened
May be, it was written in the destiny
For you may have a broken heart
But they say, time is a healer
So, let it be! It’s time to see
For this locked moment, a key
As it is true that life has no guarantee
Say yourself, try! And be free
For these moments are just a count of three
Pain is temporary, it comes and flee
The endurance out of it, is a source of glee
Its always a question for them, can he?
Reply them, yes because it’s me

Find happiness in the oceans of despair
As diamonds resides in the coal mines
Free yourself of world and seek strength from the Lord
As He says in His book

“Don’t despair of the mercy of Allah”
Quran 39:53

Love

Immersion of love in the heart wets your eyes
Your walls of heart break down in the joy of freedom
You yearn to embrace the soul with yours
Differences vanish within the hands, that join together

It plugs the cracks inherited from the pain
It gives you depth to search from within
Love becomes the reason to seek life from God
A source of peace for the ones where love resides

It could be the love of mother to her son
Between the friends living together all along
Between the man and her wife
Between anyone bound by the promises
But love for God is above all
Love for Him is a feeling where your indentity dwells
A freedom, A strength
A hope, A truth
Love for God is the real life

Spring without Smile

Spring in my Valley has remains of winter
Some days the sun shines, some days the rain plays the roof
These times have stole the smile of spring
These times have slaughtered the hope of summer
But hope will make a way like water does
I hope so
Till then,
I, fire and the memories will be sitting in the garden

Revolution

Revolution says
Just a moment away
But you have to fight
For thousands of days

It is born in the hearts
Single voice, from where it starts
Sacrifice of days and blood
To turns slogans into flood

Some lives to see
Some dies before, with the hope
Revolution test the emotions
Revolution teaches patience

Pain and passion, love and hate
It gives life to the dead words
Martyrs and tears, beheld in souls
It destroys, it creates

Evil falls, good wins
It rules over the millions of hearts
Revolution takes the birth
Amongst the men of truth
The pages bear witness
Revolution creates greatness and greats