My Address… I Live

Where people are savaged
Where there is targeted carnage
Where there is death of innocence
Where bullets speak more than words
Where people live under the shadow of gun
Where bullets talk, and tanks walk
Where force is used against unarmed youth
Where even infants are slayed
Where human rights are paralyzed
Where life starts with death
Where blasts exceed breathes
Where blood flows more than water
Where cries and pains outclass thunder
Where gun smoke is more than clouds
Where dawn starts with death
Where dusk ends with poisonous mist
Where people have faith and courage
Where people are bold and brave
Where people never bow down
Very soon they will be having the Crown…. Insha’Allah

–by Kashmiri Saqib Hassan, 2014