By Huzaifa Pandit
“Jo guzartay thay Daag par sadmay
Faiz ab kaifiyat sabhi ki hai!” -Faiz Ahmed Faiz
[I]t commenced a century ago
as a poet composed his elegy
on his regality that had since
long been a mere formality.
Torn between war and exile he
wished for a wilderness to
swallow the savage civilization.
The pigeons did not cease their flight
and at last: a blotched debased dawn!
They hoisted their flags
dyed in the colours of tyranny.
They said that one stood for