Black day in Peshawar

pakistan, peshawar

Say goodbye love,

I’m only going to school, I’ll see you later.

She said, before she perished

Now you’re in my prayers forever

Now we cannot pray together

All I have is this shock, pain and silence

My tears just won’t stop

I drop, to my knees

Asking, Pleading, Screaming

God! Tell me this is not true. Please!

I’m gasping for air, I just can’t breathe

They lift me up

They try to calm me down

I’ve lost my child! I shout!

I crumble to the ground

I run outside,

I see my neighbour

Sitting on the street

She doesn’t blink or try to speak

I’m told she lost her children too,

Mohammed, Ayesha and Mariam. All three.

I take her hand and hold it tight

I wipe my tears and try to fight

It’s not just my child

They were not just somebody’s children

They were children for the future

Now they’re children of heaven

This isn’t just their issue, It’s our issue,

Stand up world.

Pray for the children who were killed today.

Pray for Peshawar

Pray for a better world.

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A Smile Amidst Chaos

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The dusty air brings water to my eyes
But my heart is filled with more than just the tears
My eyes see more than just the depression
I could never tell the truth from the lies
Sunshine seeps into my haven
Morning sun, a cup of tea and a peace of mind
Cracks in the terrace
The same cracks that show a glimmer of hope time to time
A head filled with pain and worries
Is also a head filled with precious memories I’m too content, sometimes atleast
A sense of belonging
I’m where I’m meant to be
Even if it is not where I’m supposed to be
I remind myself, I too forget, at times
A walk nearby shows me more than any Story I’ve ever heard
For people walking by
Surely I’ve seen the world
I can be alone
By no means am I ever lonely
I’m surrounded
With familiarity, security, family
God help my soul
For it is you who gives
If not, its you who guides
A smile amidst chaos
There are many reasons to be alive