Poem: Aik Khawb…by Usman Zia (Pakistan)

Sayani Hazra aaghaz-e-dosti indopak painting

Goliyon ka shor tha dono taraf,

Raat, ghehri raat thi

Kuch jawan logon ke marne ki

Khabar bhi aai thi, Kya hua tha?

Kuch purane balghami zehno’n ka

Khumyaza bhuagtne wale logon ke

Gharon ki aorten thi,

Baal kholy ro rahi thi,

Dono janib surkh topi wale fauji,

Apne apne marne walon ko

Shahadat ki salami de rahe the,

Dono janib mao’n ke seenon men

Jalti aag ki lipto’n ko kis ne dekhna tha?

 

Do samay ki rotian ghar bhejne ke waaste,

sarhadon per jaa’n hatheli par dhare kamsin sipahi,

Balghami zehnon kay khaabo’n ke jahannum men bhala kab tak jalen ge?

Kab bhala is khoon ki naddi ko roka jaey ga,

Kab talak hum raat ki chaadar mein

Lipte aik dooje keliay nafrat ki boli bolte,

Dil ke darwazon pe taale dale rakhenge?

Khatam kab hoga ye nafrat ka safar?

Kb bhala main jasakun ga apni Delhi ik pyari dost ke ghar,

Chaey par ……

*Painting by an Indian Student, Sayani Hazra (Gujarat Public School, Vadodara, India). Copyright of the painting belongs to Aaghaz-e-Dosti


usman-ziaUsman Zia is a young poet based in Lahore. He is working as a lecturer of Special Education in University of Management and Technology, Lahore. He also served as joint secretary of Halqa-e-Arbab-e-Zaoq, Lahore which is one of the oldest literary organisations in the sub-continent. 

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