Let My Death Be the Life of Another

Over 80 people were killed in the blast in Hazara. In this year alone, over 200 Hazara Shias have been killed on the basis of their sect. This sectarian war needs to stop, NOW!

This poem is a tribute to the people killed in the Hazara blasts, and a salute to the mothers, wives and daughters who are braving the deaths of their loved ones.

I sit here, waiting for my name to be called
Anxious, yet content
For God is not angry with me
He chose to make me a martyr

To my mother, who I left behind
Shedding tears in my memory
I beg you, don’t cry
I’m in peace, my beloved

Use my death to promote your cause
Save many others who will live alone
From the misery of being an orphan
Or the screeching cries of a widow

For they did nothing wrong,
In believing in Imam Hussain (A.S)
If that’s my mistake and their’s
Then I shall die, and die again

Use my death to stop the evil
That is spreading through my country
Stop it, erase it
Only you can do it

There is nothing like the will of a grieving mother And the curse of a mother whose son
Has been taken away, cruelly, selfishly
And there might never even be another

Refusal to bury their dead to protest the killings of innocent Shias.

My mother, pacify those
Who have loved and lost, once more
Give them hope, a ray of sunshine
Tell them things will be fine in time

Take my name and protest
Till your very last breath
Use my death as your cause
To avoid other innocent’s deaths

My country that once gave me refuge
Tells me that it is time to owe
What it gave to me a long time back
And I am leaving it in your hands

Scream, shout, let your cries be heard
Beware, not another drop of blood
Should fall onto my motherland
Just stop the genocide

For if we keep sleeping as we were
Another few will be killed today
Tomorrow, day after, and the next
And soon, it will be too late.

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