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Summer will return but he shall not

Summer will return but he shall not

Idrees Itoo The weary body, clothes torn apart His cheerful smile, I’ll forget not Deserted way and the bloody bay Summer will return but he shall not! Happily and bravely, though he fought Numbers from other side were a lot Rains poured and the hearts disheartened! Summer will return but he shall not! Grave was […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Breeze of martyrs

Breeze of martyrs

Bijbehara “The Town Of Chinars” Leaves of Chinar ablaze. Blood streamed like another “Veth” of its roadside. After ablaze, Sandals on roadway and roadside. Scattered like leaves of Chinar. Mum about the next move. Silent, that no one to wear. Silkworm try to spin cocoon around. But the “Town Of Eagles” with eagle eye. Now […]

 Hameedah Nayeem

Virgin dawn to be seen

Virgin dawn to be seen

Though they have cut short your blooming youth Interned you in the womb of chinars The blazing chinars will engulf them And leave not a rack behind! In the insane lustful race to Conquer the ultimate citadel of power, They will stumble on hornet’s nest. Unleashing swarms Who will drag them to the pit where […]

 Arshid Aziz

Naseem Bagh

Naseem Bagh

One breeze of thine infatuates the soul Her every fallen crimson leaf makes a lol If thy spring supplies life to jollity Her autumn cherishes something in equality Alas! Unruly sun burnt her black hair Every bough humbles, murmurs head bare But every dead leaf resurrects with a rusty stain A revitalising lesson teaches to […]

 Neeraj Nawaz

The boy of hills

The boy of hills

The Autumn will No longer be beautiful For your mother in war who looked your ways From dawn till dusk. The breaking of autumn is here With you – the first fallen flower Who glowed even in the darkest Who shall she live for now ? When the Manan of her life Is gone in […]

 Zahid Mantoo

I wanna fly

I wanna fly

I wanna fly, don’t stop me; Here is animosity which stops me; When I see myself the arrow pierced me. If they have athirst of me; See yourself why you kill me; I wanna fly don’t stop me. Don’t kill the desires of me; My mother is waiting for me; She wanders to see a […]

 Web Desk

When resistance became romantic!

When resistance became romantic!

*Khan Khawar Achakzai I wake up at night, perspiring, and restlessly look for my notebook to find it by my side, I push the random keys on my laptop which are half smudged in the cigarette ash, to bring it alive from a sleeping state and check if my social media accounts are still working […]

 Umair Ul Umar

The last call

The last call

Those special memories of you Will always haunt me! If only I could have you back For just a little while as a sob Then we could sit and talk again Just like we used to do O my Mom, this is my last call to you Hear it circumspectly, without any beseech I spent […]

 Soudha Sultana

I am a woman of 21st century

I am a woman of 21st century

I am a woman of 21st century Not a woman of prehistoric era That I will allow anyone To define me and my rights I came from the eastern land Where the sun rise and shine I am perfectly imperfect And yet I remember teachings of my deen As they are flowing in my veins […]

 Sahil Mudasir

To Nature

To Nature

Through the woods trees bow To wisper the tale, Full of dirge and echoes As one passes, Trample scattered leaves. Shakles of sick Horrizon captivated The solitude, How shall destination Be visible, where Steps retreat in fear. Autumnal winds pass, To shed, in anger, Last hopes, holding Brim to bear, The agony, caused By before […]

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