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My Kashmir Burns (Part 4)

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My Kashmir Burns (Part 4)

I picture Kashmir through lightened KL. I see Kashmir through deserted eyes.
I am writing an elegy. While my Kashmir burns.
My blood has contents of a coward. 
What results my thoughts will forward.
Tears have dried. Heart has cried.
My pen drops dead. Its enough, there is nothing to hide.

It’s his anniversary again. I forgot this day again.
I pray for his soul. While my Kashmir howls.
I can write no more. My pen drops dead.
But mouj Kashir wails:
Bullets won’t stop
Young souls will depart.


Kashmir: Usually called "Switzeland of east".A disputed state. Presentely annexed by
India. There are almost 1 million army personals in kashmir. People are fighting against
their opression and anarchy. UN still declares kashmir as indepent country.

KL : Kuala lumpur. Capital of Malaysia.

Karbala: place in Iraq where grandson of Prophet Muhammed(PBUH. prophet of Islam) and his
followers where murdered.

Imaam: Person who is incharge of a mosque(muslim worshipping place)

Patan and Sopor: two districts in Kashmir

Kupwara: A district in kashmir were Indian army violates human rights at its best.

Mahjoor: Romantic Kashmiri poet

Khayam’s: A place in kashmir known for its barbeques.

Jhelum: a river that flows through Kashmir

Shah-Hamdan: A scared place to kashmiri's.

ninder yee nai. Gahas Kormakh Khudayas Hawale: kashmiri translation of "Let you
sleep.Goobye May God protect you" 

Madrasa: Place where children are taught Quran(holy book of muslims)

Gulistans: gardens of exquisite flowers

kaasmir: Kashmir in Indian accent. Usually people from other states of India pronounce
like that.

Dastegeer’s: scared place to kashmiri's

Maisuma : a place in kashmir where confrontations with Indian army are common.

Azadi: freedom in Urdu language.

Jinazah: a prayer offered when a muslim dies

khansaib-bun: a village in kashmir. known for its hills.

mouj Kashir : kashmiri translation of " mother Kashmir"

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  1. Date: 8/3/2010 5:29:00 PM
    Wow excellent poems. Welcome to the soup

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 9:01:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Muzzaffar. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2010 3:52:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed your creative write ..looking forward to many more.. with luv..