A city of dying dreams


Up in the north lives a city of hopes,
Beautiful place set amidst mountains and snow
surrounded by trees, elegant birds and rivers that glow
A city where with every passing night comes
a morning or a day of mourning
Monsters fighting and now raping
blaming it on disputes for land
A place where an 8-year-old girl seeks justice for Aasifa
by reaching court with a board which read
‘Am I next’
With every dying dream and hope
the place is turning from heaven to hell
With losing parts of Kashmir
Have we have lost humanity as well?