“I want to guard flowers against animals
I admire beauty and promote love
I want a wholesome peace with no crack
That's why I'm continuously under attack!”

RAPIDFIRE POEMS OF AN INCARCERATED POET FROM PAKISTAN

The Margalla Sunset

By Habib Sulemani



O tyrants of my land
The sun has set for you!
Do not err and refrain from adventurism
The Margalla ’ll never hide your Stalinism anymore
(Traitors can’t disguise as patriots in the dark)
The lush green hills are not your friend
 The season has changed!

There is no more space for a dictator in Islamabad
Islam has got rid of autocracy
Long live democracy!

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