A Letter of love
The last time when i wrote to you
It was August i remember, all red, all blue!
15 th aug '1947 ,how ironical, unfortunately the most fortunate day!
when i had been mourning over losing you but also celebrating for getting independent, destiny had its play.
It was a tough time i know With Riots and clashes.
Pakistan was formed and i was left with rashes.
Such wounds that haven't healed
But It was the need of the hour i yield
Or i wouldn't have let those filthy people touch you, set you apart, i vow!
I swear, it did no good, nothing's got better even now.
And I wish time had not been so unkind
Lahore, i wish things could rewind.
Alas! Dear, I wish we were together
I wouldn't have lost my auspicious feather
I know you were very depressed to drift apart from my soul
I know you never wanted to be part of this whole
But posterity wanted to live in its own way
now you have an identity, your own say
No longer a part of me but as dear as before
If i be the sea, you are my shore
The demarcations on the map are mere lines but you are still a part of me
No matter our children have thrived in misunderstandings but they'll soon see
That they are essentially
Part of the same family
I know you are going through a turmoil and so am i ,I have internal conflicts and so do you.
And so are the conflicts between us two.
But Trust me all those shall be resolved.
I stretch a hand of friendship ,Lets be one again.
No matter separated by lines but connected by hearts.
Bringing about brotherhood, binding our parts
I know you too hate blood stains on yourself, and question such sins.
I know it hurts more when the two fighting against were kins.
Who unknowingly killed their own brothers, their own ally they slay.
Not the same womb not the same land they say,
They keep on justifying bloodsheds and killing
And here i am left moaning and..bleeding
Come on lets be together and try to demolish these external affairs which are worsening,
Lets try to bring harmony back because the plight is horryfying.
Why do we need armed forces between us?
We can safeguard each other with love and eradicate this fuss
Together lets bring back the lost fraternity, the brighter days
Believe me a ray of hope still prevails.
Lahore, dear Lahore,
lets be two nations one soul!