Heart-less-ness

I saw the lifeless body of the toddler in the arms of the hospital worker

Mud and blood mixed on the face of the child and his arms loosely hanging on the side

I saw two slightly bigger children running after the hospital worker

They too were covered with mud and blood, but looked ‘ok’

I looked into their eyes through the camera that captured their video

And the eyes of these children had questions and tears both

They mechanically described how they were playing outside and a bomb fell

In a blink the house came crashing down and the rubble had hit them

The little one of the two couldn’t say more

He just said, “My mother was inside” and fell silent and a tear casually fell off his eyes

I, being the ‘sensitive’ one couldn’t take more

With one slight move of the thumb I moved down to my timeline…

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Khuda Hafiz (Good Bye)

 The life ended not only for those who died in Peshawar Killings but for those too, who were left behind. The flowers were killed before their full bloom and the plants withered…

Aaj subha main utha tou sub thek tha

Sardion ka din tha laikin sooraj chamak raha tha

Aaj mera debating competition tha

Main nay Baba say raat ko jaaag ker khoob tiari ki thee

Mama nay mujhey  payar aur bohat sii duain dee theen

Dada Abu nay bhi dhair sara piar kia tha

Aaj main bohat dair tak sheeshay kay samnay khara apnay baal banata raha

Aur taqreer dohrata raha

Mujhey her lehaz say perfect dikhna tha na

Wo mehnat jo Baba nay mujh pey ki thee uss ka sila meri muqablay main laa’ee hui trophy thee

Mama ki duaon aur Dada ke dhair saray piar ka jawab bhi tu daina tha na

Aur phir main stage per pohncha

Meray sub doston nay bohat taalian bajaeen

Abhi main ney taqreer shuru hee kee thee keh dhamaka hua

Aik, phir doosra, phir teesra

Meri taqreer key lafz dhamakay aur cheekhon key shor main dub gaey

Aur phir wo bandooq wala hall main daakhil hua

Aisay jaisay film main villain aatay hain

Unhon nay meray dost Farhan per goli chalai tou main nay Farhan ko awaz dii

Wo waheen seeerhee per gira tha aur uska uniform laal ho raha tha

Main nay dice key neechay chupna chaha laikin

Wo bandooq thamay huay wahan bhi pohncha

Main nay taqreer key kaghaz wala haath mun pey rakh ker apni cheekh roki

Aur phir kuch bhi thek nahin raha

Uss aik lamhay main

Meray Baba ki Mehnat, Meri mama ki dua aur meray dada ki muhabbat

Sub ki jaga

Siwaey meray behtay khoon, aur unki siskion key…

Kuch na raha.