Thursday, February 16, 2006

to that lil child...

the blood hath spilled...
the bodies lay there...
someone's father...
someone's child...
someone's brother...
lay there...
another life had been lost...
another newspaper headline hath been made...
a life wasted...
the gory realities...

Let me tell you about this incident that happened on the fourteenth. We were all at Lums and everyone was receiving phone calls from their frantic parents or siblings asking about their wellbeing, and it dawned on us that there was upheaval and the masses were wreaking havoc amongst their own brothers. One of my friends, who never ceases to grab attentions by his funny comments and the JAAAALLY BOI SYNDROME came upto me. He proudly related this accident which had happened to him a while back. While on his way...he was confronted by men who inquired if he was shia or sunni...he was obviously taken aback but sharp as he was duly replied that he was a christian and thus was asked to shoo off...A proud christian in the making...

what happens when we renounce our faith...
when we turn our backs on our beliefs...
when our teachings fail to enlighten us...
when a holy book ceases to be important...
which we are supposed to safekeep in remote places of the house...
away from the prying eyes...
what happens when there is a protest without a cause...
when the newspapers are without headlines...
when humans are without love...
when actions are without principles...

blood hath spilled...
innocense lost forever...
an eight year old boy lay dead...
why this mass violence...
there is a mother...
there is a sister...
there are relatives...
mourning...
crying...
for a soul lost forever...
for a son who never brought back his first pay...
for a brother who never saw off his sister on her wedding...
there will be no more...
there are machine guns manned at civilians...
there are buildings going up in flames...
hath they not known...???
these very buildings provide for their livlihood...
that the motorcycles that they burnt are of their own brethren...
that this country is indeed theirs too...
why are we lost?...
why is there no hope...
why is there so much ignorance...
there is an air of acceptibility...
as if this is normal...
no one to turn to...
lawlessness...
while this goes on...
there were couples who had better things to do...
who sneaked...
who sinned...
who were wary of whatever was happening...
and yet their eyes were blinded...
their souls were knotted...
they cursed the unknown for a day wasted...
a day of opportunity...
a day of flattery...
a day for love...
HMMMMMPPPPPPPPPHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
today...
no religion binds us...
no faith reinvigorates us...
there are no mechanisms...
no institutions...
no religious obligations...
there are ulterior motives...
there are leaders who cant lead...
there are followers who cant follow...
there are observers who cant observe...
there are directors who cant direct...
there are coordinators who cant coordinate...
frankly...
i am disappointed...
at this hostile display of violence...
telenor banners going down...
KFC being burnt...
Ronald McDonald being beaten up...
do you know that KFC etc have Pakistani employees...
that they too are amongst us...
do you know that an entreprenuer from America hath not committed any fault...
he prospered...
hate him...
hit him...
kill him...
but...
but...
BUT...
do not work...
do not be positive...
do not reflect within...
do not uphold the values propagated by Islam...
and in the meantime...
The Danish people will smile...
so will the rest of the European and North American community...
just what they had thought hath been proven...
once again...
i sit down...
heave in...breathe out...
breathe in...breathe out...
NUMB...
The funeral procession begins...
Bon voyage lil one...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice setup. You work fast.

~Anon.

Hasan Suleman said...

thankyou...anonymous one...keep fillin me in and i would be grateful...

shiza said...

*sigh*
I am struggling to keep my faith in this country alive...
the optimist in me is looosing air..

Sameer said...

Hey man!
Found you on my blog one fine day! =). Thanks.

Also, awesome skin, or script or background or jo bhi kehte hain!

And last but not the least... well written! :D. (smily there, but situation is indeed sad :(... )

Syed Hissam said...

hmm, i didn't know your alter ego was a 7 year old little girl, oh wait ach i do know ur a scared little girl, inside and out.

Hasan Suleman said...

hahahahahahaha...thankew thankew

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I was checking Tomas' links, when I stumbled onto your site.

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You are a very good writer.