Friday, March 8, 2013

I Am Kashmir






I Am Kashmir 

Dedicated to Shaheed Tahir from Baramulla



a
rat
a
tat
tat

ya hear that?

another round
locked, and loaded

where boys,
are forced to be
men

and women
are raped

and children,
throw
stones

until a bullet hits the skin
piercing within
the gentle flesh that God made

My skin is worn
my heart,
heavy
and my mind,
must constantly evade
the darkness

Yet I am light
and my spirit

it IS strong

it flies with the midnight moon
chasing stars
supernovas
faster than the speed of light
stronger than the wind
more powerful than the sun herself
shining

celestial majestic divinity . . .

Aged.

I am

Kashmir.


© Susan Marie 2013


* CNN yanked this off of my professional media profile today. This young man, Shaheed Tahir died in Indian occupied Kashmir this week.
 

5 comments:

Malik Huzaifah said...

My home shut down
Curfew - it's called
The slaves can't be heard
From the prison - four walled

O humanity of the land!
I wonder if you see
Clean the dirt - prejudice
This world ain't free.

sada said...

Nice dear......

Susan Marie said...

Malik, those are fine words you have there yourself.

Sada, thank you

Shuja Mohammad said...

Susan - It can't get better than that. Your words are the words of every kashmiri. I am glad that someone in the US has time to reflect the truth about Kashmir.

Susan Marie said...

Shuja, that is an utmost honor to me as it was difficult to try and put my own self in the position of Kashmir so for you to say such things causes me great happiness. Thank you so very much.