Come home my child

Published: July 18, 2012

Come home my child, in the mountains, it has been snowing flakes of bombs, flames so white, shards and shrapnel, snowballs bright. DESIGN: ERUM SHAIKH

Come home my child,
school is over
It has been blown up
I know some of your mates have been taken
Their parents, shattered, battered, broken

Come home my child,
In the mountains, it has been snowing
flakes of bombs, flames so white,
Shards and shrapnel, snowballs bright

In the name of God some slaughter
In the name of God others fight
we the people, we the fodder
Live to face our gory plight

To enormous events we have been destined
First the poverty, then the quakes,
Then the militants, now the drones,
Come home my child, far from the agony
Away from the war with no end in sight

Come home to my dreams
There’s peaceful green all around
and flowers wild
Hues of blue, serene,
and cool breezes mild

There’s no blast here, nor any drones
Gone the tempests, withered the cyclones
In peace eternal I wait for thee
I pray you stay safe, till we meet
Whenever, wherever that may be.

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Adil Mulki

Adil Mulki

The author is a Finance and Audit professional presently working for a bank. In his free time he enjoys travelling to remote areas in Pakistan, outdoor activities such as camping, trekking, hiking, fishing, boating and riding etc.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Rambler
  • http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/author/430/faraz-talat/ Faraz Talat

    Beautiful, though some words seem to have been inappropriately forced into the verses just to make them rhyme. It would’ve been so much more elegant if you had allowed the bare solemnity of the piece to speak for itself, rather than sully the flow with unnecessary rhyming.Recommend

  • Mountie

    Very touching. Recommend

  • deeds…

    Drones…hmmm… PTI inspired?Recommend

  • Birdie

    well and truly touched!Recommend

  • jasbeen

    it is very beautiful poem. it is very hert touching.Recommend