Ro Hith

Ro Hith’s poetry tribute for Perween Rahman, the fighter for the rights of the poor, was murdered in March, in Karachi. This shocked the world and sang a tragic song across the country. Social Worker, “messiah for the poor” and the lantern that showed the path for Pakistan is no more. Here is my tribute for her~

We realized
~~~~~~
Though,
you killed a hope,
you chopped a wing,
and you rinsed the nation’s flag in blood,
we remained silent
like the candle
burning in the middle a of dark room
we remained silent.

Though,
you murdered the innocent pigeon ,
you scared the beliefs out of our hearts,
you shattered smiles on our lips,
we remained silent
like the volcano
that had been calm for a million years
we remained silent.

Though,
you drank our tears and blood with wine,
you made a noise to disturb our Namaaz,
you caused the blood stream in our streets
we remained silent
like the sand-storm
that hits the desert stealthily in night
we remained silent.

“Now is our turn”, we realized-
a great song died, a wave failed to reach the shore
“we should not leave it this way”, we realized-
a scream remained unheard, the night longed for day

We realized and
We turned back,
for the fire of candle to burn the forest
for the volcano to erupt in hearts
for the sand-storm to devastate you.

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