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YOU NEVER DIED

O Leader!, O Saviour! , O Braveheart!
Words went so sparse, in your praise
To Thank You, paint you an emblazon.
Galvanised is the nations skeleton now
We dare to fight, we dare to grapple.
There is no hawk on prowl, no one a maim 
You kindled the fire,  darkness burned
We enjoy the blue sky with dazzling sun

You were the Candle, you were the light
You were the ark, you swept the dark.
Courage is synonymous with your name 
Voice to, dumb by the oppression
An ear to the deaf, whose ears fear.
Shadowy  wings to the brood you gave
To outbrave the deserts of despondence
We learnt to crawl seeing you ahead.

Now I don’t dare to say, you left
You left us Dear Leader, they say
I feel all papers lie, all news is fake
I see, masses weep, wailing so deep
My hands shivered holding my pen
Crying for the lone cry in the wilderness
I, let not my tears roll out of eyeballs
Better seep in heart, nourish your love.

Your never died, and you never will
You live in the living of one and all.

© 30/09/2014
Malik Yaseen

 In loving memory of my beloved Leader and religious scholar Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari (Kashmir, India), who left this abode today for a divine and eternal journey.

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  1. Date: 10/1/2014 4:52:00 PM

    Hello Malik, Your free verse poem tribute to the very great man is very inspirational. The imagery you've employed in this write is employed quite artfully. I like that declaration you used: "Courage is synonymous with your name." Truly impressive in every respect. "7" is the highest I am allowed to give. (I would make it higher if I could.) All the best my friend . . . Cheers, Gary
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 2:18:00 PM

    You write so eliquently about this individual well done as a tribute, sad and yet so meaningful truely did enjoyed it read it twice. Take care I will be back to read more of your works another time I'm really impressed cheri
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 5:25:00 AM

    Leaders like him resemble giant trees that offer us shelter in case of rain or the hot sun therefore when they are cut down we find ourselves without protection and then understand more of the magnitude of the man in question! Excellent work because it is written in all honesty and truth, Dear Malik! Another tree will grow in its place! It might take time but be certain it will for the LORD never leaves the city of his people without fortifications!
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 1:46:00 AM

    A great tribute to him.. :) I love best your second stanza...specially the last three lines of it.. :) your poem is vivacious indeed making the title more powerful.. :)
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 11:44:00 PM

    My friend, when we are body conscious, we have to worry about a lot but when we become soul conscious, nothing to worry about as we are keeping the same status of live and dead. Nice to read though it gives a little bit to worry. Keep writing to esteem. Thanks.
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 5:40:00 AM

    Hi Malik,I felt Your lose immensely and Your words were very captivating...I'm no expert at categories for Poetry either but this Piece might fall under free verse...I'm not certain but I would think so if it were Me.You have My Condolences Friend...Weep no more...For Heaven is as real as My Hand typing to You Friend...Pray that This Friend watches over You until it is Your time.Right now We need Your inspirations Friend.Love Sister Char
  1. Date: 9/30/2014 5:24:00 AM

    Hi Malik, So sorry to hear about your friend and spiritual leader who passed away. My condolences to you and your family. This is a very heart felt tribute poem. Nice job. Well done. Keep up the good work. Take care. Earl

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