With you Hazara Victims, says Imran Khan

Children of HazaraHazara victims

For justice they weep,
the women, men and children
as the dead lie in the open,
as the winter crucifies
the living, as they mourn
the carnage displayed in Quetta
As the children huddle together,
for the warmth, in the biting night
alone, in their grief
alone in their quest,
for justice and for comfort

As they search
children those alive,
in search for the dead,
their friends and the gardens
where they played
only remains the smoke,
the mingled limbs and its horror
the question what do we bury
not this, we remember of them,
the humans that were alive
only the silence of the night,
wrapped up in the bewildering screams,
the whispers of tragedy and its burden
alone they carry, in these streets
the dead and their souls

The repeated patterns,
of decadence and negligence,
the forgotten people,
of Pakistan,
in Quetta and all around
as people get killed
whether in Swat or Karachi
or in Peshawar or Lahore
As they are killed,
Sunnis, Shias and all

The leaders and its status quo
the government and its governance
the alliances and their ties
with smiles and sighs
upon their darkened faces
from one party to another,
the usual routines,
the tickers on TV screens
and the usual statements
in media and in press conferences
We condemn, we offer our support
we are with them, we will never abandon
the usual routines, the empty promise
But never will they go,
to bury these children of Hazara
not time for them or  for Pakistan
and its people,
they have buried themselves,
in their shame and corruption,
dead these people are and their politics
Never again, the voices arise..
Never again, the change screams…

One man, will go,
neither the fear or the weather,
will stop or to alter his thoughts
our dervish, our Khan
to be with them,
the dead and the alive,
the women and children
of  Hazara and its victims
as they hug him in tears
We feel alive, we can say goodbye
to our loved ones and our children….
and the rivers flow finally,
the silent eyes begin to whisper
as they hug him for comfort
Not alone these streets and its victims
Not alone these Hazaras and children
Not alone Pakistan and its people,
You will find me with you always
As they hug him for comfort..

Asim Khan

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