Friday, 27 December 2013

Youth

I am a youth, the future
I want to achieve, the dream so sweet
To become unique

I set an aim, aim of my life
When I was twenty or so
When my leader lectured
“Work hard and acquire
Knowledge, skills and experience
Be patient, treasures will reach you”

Now I am perseverance
My hair turning white
My heart endowed
With diseases chronic
Here my leader landed me

Bribes I am not able to give
Bureaucrat no relative is
I am rotting with that knowledge
In my head, bulged, swelled
Help me to be free
To attain now death!

                                                by Sameer Ahmad


(The poem describes the Kashmiri youth. ‘Leader’ in the poem refers the government leaders.)


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