Soudha Sultana

Fake Freedom

Fake Freedom

Under these Bullets and bombs Missiles and drones Our skin tone is not Still humanised enough To touch the merit of Human Rights… Because we don’t own Manacles of your So called “Revolutions” That are still caging our words In the prison of your “Fake freedom” Keep terrorizing Keep killing Keep droning our acreage Till […]

 Web Desk

‘Shikwah’ (A complaint of a victim of oppression)

‘Shikwah’ (A complaint of a victim of oppression)

Kamran Bashir  This complaint is of perpetual grief Leafing from the exceptional memory the immortal misery, And the four roomed heart. The exit from a muscular home Of thy creation To the ongoing oppression, We are inclosed by Draconian nights. After leaving the ungodly night Our dawn worshipped thy might. As the day excited in […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Shrieks heard on distant alps

Shrieks heard on distant alps

On a cold morn of 27 January, 1994. “Sheikh” opened his tea stall. The serene aura far and wide… On spur of the moment, single shot rattled calm ambiance ripened into an open-air morgue. … Frightened birds run off and scatter. Rifles emptied on innocent populace. Dead and wounded piled in heaps. 27 killed and […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Flake! What it is?

Flake! What it is?

Flakes all in all… Beauty of Flake? What it is? Life of drop forms “rime”, “sleet” and “diamond dust”. Some “dendrites”, “acicular” and a “Slush”. Wind sculpted, the form of “Zastrugi“. “Enigma” exposed. ….. At dawn a “mist” Snowpack with crust. At mid-morn began “corn”. The “Apharwat” enveloped. Souls skiing on champagne (Gulmarg). Again glacial […]

 Arshid Aziz

Rise up again

Rise up again

O Commander! rise up again; In this abysmal darkness, light up again. Every flower scented with thy dew Let the lovers meet, don’t make them wait Now, the blossoms will bloom on other gate. Every petal of tulip weeps on grave Thy foes admit, commander was brave! Oh! The pen bled, the words got sink […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

At dusk, the fluffy snow whispered my ear, In the night, the bluff of colours the white painting dispersed my moon, the ink of solace. In the cold, the autumn trees and a panorama through naked scions curled branches, down with woe the leaden snow. In the midst of despairs demons wander and limbs rive […]

 Khan Ansur

So wretched we are

So wretched we are

Where I live, Is a devastating place. So are its people! Where I live, Worthless are its fathers, Who raise their sons- Only to shoulder their coffins! Where I live, Hapless are its mothers, Who sing lullaby- For their dead children! Where I live, Is a wretched place. So are its people! Poet is researcher […]

 Oracle Opinions

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 […]

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