Karachi- Wrapped Up in Violence


Wrapped up in violence,
This city of mine and yours
In Edhi and Chippa ambulances
The bodies and its remains
Wrapped up in darkness
The city and its lights
As its screams go unheard
As the dead search for their graves

Wrapped up in innocence
The old days of its grandeur
The horrors too painful
To bear and to part with
As our young and old
Fall one after another
Some too young to remember
The old days and its glory
And some too old to forget
The mayhem created
In the name of democracy
As violence rules this place

Wrapped up in violence,
This city of mine and yours
In Edhi and Chippa ambulances
The bodies and its remains
Wrapped up in darkness
The city and its lights
As its screams go unheard
As the dead search for their graves

Only alien to these crimes
The political elite,
The so called responsible
Shifting blames
From one end to other
Wrapped up in these games
All with their stakes
As the shots are fired
As death roams in its streets
The people, out and about
In search for their lives
As their screams go unheard

Wrapped up in violence,
This city of mine and yours
In Edhi and Chippa ambulances
The bodies and its remains
Wrapped up in darkness
The city and its lights
As its screams go unheard
As the dead search for their graves

Only the alien, to this
The parties responsible
Wrapped up in blame
Through statements
Through TV appearances
Through behind doors
As the blood runs through
As the clock and count never stops

Wrapped up in violence,
This city of mine and yours
In Edhi and Chippa ambulances
The bodies and its remains
Wrapped up in darkness
The city and its lights
As its screams go unheard

Wrapped up in profits and gains
The shameful acts committed
The offers to make more
Through death and violence
Money to the dead and injured
As they hand out through words
As the dead search for their graves

Wrapped up in silence,
The old songs of devotion
Wrapped up in grief
The old moments of joy
Wrapped up in sorrow
The old days of freedom
Wrapped up in Edhi and Chippa
Our conscience of tomorrow
As the dead search for their graves

KASHKIN

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