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Noon Meem Rashid Poetry

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Her face, her features I cannot remember
One bedroom I do recall
A naked body by the fireplace
A carpet on the floor, a bed on the carpet
Statues of metal and stone
in the corners, mocking!
And the crackling of embers in the fireplace
Embittered by the callousness of the statues
Reflections on the tall, clean walls
Reminders of those colonial rulers
whose guns had put down here long ago
the foundation stone of the Imperial rule!

Her face, her features I do not remember
A naked body I still recall
The body of a foreign woman,
my "lips" exacted from whom all night
vengeance for the helplessness of my people
That naked body I still recall!

(Beyond the sight)


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