When we break free ,
What do i take away with me ?
Do i run with broken bones
Or bruised skin , or a hole in my chest ?
Do i run away walking or limping or crying ,
How do i not leave a trail behind for them to find me ?
Do i smile when its over or do i sigh
Do i cry or smile with a pellet in my eye ,
Whom do i ask ?
The man who lays flowers on his son's grave ?
The women who lament their raped existence ?
Or the woman who cradles her baby's corpse ?
Or the toddler who sits on his grandpa's chest ?
Or those who speak and are muffled to death ?
Whom do i ask , what to take when we break free ?
Do i get to leave ever or there's a bullet for me ?
Do i get to breathe or am i just another kashmiri ?