Posts Tagged ‘rememberance’

today i cried

June 24, 2017

today i cried for the 22 loved ones lost in manchester

today i cried for gul rukh tahir

today i cried for the 70,000 loved ones lost in pakistan

today i cried for my helplessness

today i cried for having lost faith in a fate fated

today i cried as i sat looking at the blank tv screen for i did not have the strength to reach for the remote and see manchester

today i cried as i saw my reflection in the tv screen juxtaposed with scenes from 10/05-09 till today

today i cried at not feeling sad, angry, mad, crazed, but at just sitting numb – living the moments with the loved ones left to mourn the 22 of manchester

today i cried at the agony of those waiting for news of their loved ones in hospital.

and today i cried for i do not know what.

tahir wadood malik

23/24.05.17 midnight till 01.00 hours

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The Lahore that lahore Was

September 10, 2015

my last blog about Lahore

I wish I could say “Lahore Lahore aie”, but then I would be unfaithful, both to Lahore and my memories of that city of my childhood

remembering october 5

December 4, 2009

tomorrow will be two months to the un wfp islamabad, pakistan bombing, which took the life’s of five people.

two months ago the lives of five families were altered in an unimaginable manner, mine too, as my wife is one of the five.

tomorrow i plan a remembrance meeting at the site of the blast. a short meeting, with a minutes silence, prayers, candles, and tying ribbons to the tree outside the building in memory of the dead and injured.

while we will remember our loved ones for ever, this is my way of keeping the world involved in our fight against terrorism — keep the memory alive, speak, for silence is no longer an option.