Anwar Rashid

For Perween Rehman

By Anwar Rashid

(Written in Urdu and translated to English, by Arif Hasan)

You got scared

Of an innocent fledging little bird

Like all cowards

how easily scared you are

 

The twitter of bulbuls

the softness of the clouds

the refreshing spray of cold water

has scared you

like all cowards

how easily scared you are

 

You can kill one Perween

But you cannot kill

the power of an idea

what you have done

has increased commitment and courage

and sense of purpose

 

The light of knowledge

will continue to spread

and with it awareness

In the villages and fields

 

On the lips of those

who have no shoes

there will be the smile of contentment

in the dancing fields

the sound of bangles

on the cheeks of the workers

the glitter of earrings

 

These symbols of love

are message to the enemies of peace

listen to them cowardly assassins

for we are not alone

we are not alone

Both posters below are made by Khuda Bux Abro 

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