Unidentified Grave

By Azhar Imtiyaz

Man looking at unidentified graves in North Kashmir's Uri.
Man looking at unidentified graves in North Kashmir’s Uri. Representational Pic by Bilal Bahadur.

I am an unidentified grave

I am a mystery of your son

I am the address of missing one

I am not prison, but a heaven

 

I care and love them in this cave

And, you call me an unidentified grave

Tell, my nation, about my death

I was tortured till my breath

 

And was buried in the dark

By old man’s hand, and dogs bark

Put the last mud on my face

I am called an unidentified grave

 

Tell, my father, don’t feel shame

I was not criminal but a brave

Died for the respect of my land

Dumped somewhere in the dark cave

 

Your son is now an unidentified grave

Tell, my brother, for my mother to care

She is not able to stop her tear

Searching me every place in stack

 

I am not angry, so will comeback

I am buried, without my name

Your brother is now an unidentified grave

Tell, my baby was yet to come

 

I was waiting for her to come

Show my toys, I brought for her

And was restless to play with her

Find me baby, somewhere in cave

 

Your father is now an unidentified grave

Tell, my wife not to cry

I am a Kashmiri, born to die

Take care my family, and be happy

 

I love you so much, even in this cave

Your love is now an unidentified grave

Tell, my friends, no worry to have

I am not alone, in this grave

 

There is buried, one more brave

This is not same as normal grave

And I am called an unidentified grave

I shouted and cried at my end

 

It was my dreams and aims to end

It was the end of my fame

I shouted my nation, for me to save

They buried me, with my name

 

They call me now an unidentified grave…

 

Azhar Imtiyaz is studying in Kashmir University

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here