All Seasons…

Published September 1, 2013 by sidmary

All seasons drenched in martyrs blood

Bear witness to your strife.

Each traveler on the path of Truth

Bears witness to your strife.

The sun at dawn

Bears witness that

When all who came

from depths of dark

had lost their hope

for any light,

for any life,

You kept the strife.

.

The beacons in your shining eyes

Show us new paths,

show us our ends.

New ways, new aims

New destinations!

.

O martyrs of Rabia-Al-Udwiya!

The very hours, the very days,

The very years,

Our very eyes!

Bear witness to your strife!

کہ تم کھڑے تھے
لہو میں بھیگے تمام موسم
گواہی دیں گے کہ تم کھڑے تھے
وفا کے رستے کا ہر مسافر
گواہی دے گا
کہ تم کھڑے تھے
سحر کا سورج گواہی دے گا
کہ جب اندھیرے کی کوکھ میں سے نکلنے والے یہ سوچتے تھے
کہ کوئی جگنو نہیں بچا ہے
تو تم کھڑے تھے
تمہاری آنکھوں کے طاقچوں میں
جلے چراغوں کی روشنی نے
نئی منازل ھمیں دکھائیں
تمہارے چہرے کی جھریوں نے
ھے ولولوں کو نمود بخشی

(In the fond memory of the more than 2200 people martyred on the 14th of August in Rabia-Al-Udwiya (Egypt) by the military regime.)

–Sidra Maryam

Note: The poem is NOT original. It is a translation from Urdu of a poem by Professor Inayat Ali Khan.

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10 comments on “All Seasons…

  • Brilliant… may there be peace in all areas of the world that are going through suffering, and strife. It makes you appreciate all that you are blessed with. Thanks for sharing.

  • O’SIDRA YOU TOOK ME TO THE GROUND ZERO
    WHERE MURSI STANDS AS UMMA.’S HERO
    WHERE YOU ALSO STAND DRENCHED IN BLOOD
    AMID MARTYRED SACRED BODIES IN BULLETS’ FLOOD
    CONFIDENT,DEFIANT ,BOLD WITH ROCK LIKE MOOD
    BUT NOT WITH A GUN NOT WITH A CANNON
    BUT ONLY A PEN A MIGHTY LETHAL WEAPON

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