In Foreign Lands


Empty building dazed in its wilderness
Echoes of those hands that built
Embedded in wood and paint, these rooms
Nowhere to be seen, its inhabitants
The ones behind desks, at work
The chosen ones- our leaders

Stand there in near perfection
The constitution and glorious walls
In mourning, in disappearance
The people of this nation
The whole state and its leaders
Away in foreign lands, away from us all

The usual stance, the old traditions
Away from us all, in lands different
Different names they have,
Some call democracy, some dialogues
In inventions, foreign and personal
For plunder, for temptations known
Hear we all day, from miles thousand
Across celestial skies, across those oceans

Too distant our hope and dreams
Too distant these politicians of this nation
In distance, remain our promises
The usual disease and its symptoms
Achieve we will nothing only despair
Expectations, such an ugly word
From these cockroaches of disruption
Leaders of our nation, such an ugly word

Of no good and use, your return my friends
Of no good and use, these grand mausoleums
Places against your name and titles
What good is an empty grave to us?
Tired we have become, from this old ritual
Of worship, only a mere mortal you are
Grant us one last wish, if you can
Don’t return; don’t come back, for us
Hear you not these verdicts in your stupor
Of no good and use, these grand mausoleums!

Kashkin

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3 thoughts on “In Foreign Lands

  1. Grant us one last wish, if you can
    Don’t return; don’t come back, for us

    And before you leave, please vacate your seat
    So another may take it over in your place!

    Always suggest an exit plan my friend – They are short on ideas always when exiting a situation is concerned 😛

  2. My one real interest in life – Is it possible for Mr Imran Khan to come on your blog and comment on your poems – that would be interesting – to hear his thoughts on the subject 🙂

    You mentioned once you have met him in person. My mom was his die hard fan.

  3. Leaders of our nation, such an ugly word

    Such a moving depiction of the current trend…

    They are corrupt. They are in America’s hands. No one thinks of building a nation, unity and this country.

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