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You Were Not There

Yes, you were not there When they seize my scarf, from my head You have not seen them, Entering my house, at darkly nights They deliberately chose, our lone store room, So to mix tea leaves with turmeric. there I used to peep, from a small hole in fright. my mother’s cries, and wails for hours till...

I Am That Stone

Hurled by a slinging arm i bring the storm through the air carrying within me the memories and the history hitting the armour of oppression i fall with the flight of an autumn leaf, unmoved like the smile of a martyr i am...

Season of Sorrow

Yet again, the world dances to the glory of her tulips masking the blush of her face with soiled hands, she mourns. Vivid and vivacious, her crimsons wake up to vernal spring, in solitude, she wails for the buds that ne’er bloomed. Unfolding her laden arms, she embraces...

Should I Forget?

should I forget
Why conceal the truth under the new snow? In pursuit of winter sports on snow covered meadows Which are as dark as the snow above is white. With the massacre of each village blood red. Should I count Gaw Kadal, Alamgari Bazar or Wandhama? Or all others that you...

In Solidarity With Syria

In Idlib Could I see Death Dancing invisibly With no traces Of Blood Anywhere. They say The Gas it was That choked The blossoming buds Taking them away Far away From all the chaos Of the land To a land Peaceful and serene Where death Has no powers And is As helpless as It renders us Humans here On blood-soaked Earth. Send your contributions to write@withkashmir.com to get...

Again and Again

Another killing. Another blinding. Again battered. Again bruised. Again life slipped into deep chasm of death. Again devaluing life. Again shattering of imposed normalcy. Again shattering of transient illusions, delusions. Another grave awaits. Another mother loses her life. Again and again how will she live without her chopped...

Three Coffins In A Row

Three in a line The coffins. Painted red Their bodies. They are moist The eyes. Bruised yet again The hearts. The question that haunts: For how long?  Young boys there Lay lifeless And the living Die Daily. For how long?  I ask! Send your contributions to write@withkashmir.com to get featured. Share...

Tribute To Chadoora Martyrs And Their Description

  Descriptions of  the Martyrs: (By Omair Bhat) 1) Saqib - wears a cap. torn jeans. beard has not sprouted yet, maybe, still a boy, a very young boy. Eyes: the color of the brass moon. in a recent photograph, on Facebook, standing against a wall, he is...

Kashmir: The Paradise Lost – A Poem

Spilled blood, tortured souls engulfing hopelessness; mothers wailing, Kashmiri sisters crying, deprived childhood Welcome to Kashmir!   once celebrated as the paradise Kashmir lost everything to an all-consuming hellfire chanting slogans and longing for the envisioned future we have been shamed, blamed, profaned again and again women raped, molested, humiliated their dignities turned into dust yet the world sleeps we...

The Glory Of Martyrs – A Poem

Here is a tribute to the heroes who sacrifice their today for the betterment of our tomorrow. Bare Chests and open eyes against formidable power Out under the dark sky, the pensive mood has lifted everyone The solitude and melancholy are togetherly shared The loss is unitedly grieved The...

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