The shroud and funeral prayers
O’ my countrymen, I’m prepared.
For I’ve bought my shroud, you see!
This white cloth, now- Remains with me day and night!
As you’re yourself aware,
This occupation won’t leave me either.
O’ my countrymen,
Occupation comes with uncertainty.
And now I beseech you,
To be in the state of Wudhu,
For you’ll always be ready,
To offer my funeral prayers!
Poet is an Independent Researcher and Professional Social Worker based in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.