A Distant Kashmiri’s Prayer
I offer you my prayers
I bow down to you alone
I ask from you in my dua,
For the world’s people and my own.
Listen to me, Almighty,
Listen to me, O Rab!
Let my wishes cross the skies,
And reach you straight above.
My heaven is turning into hell,
My Valley is torn, it bleeds.
My faith overcomes the evil around
Only You could pay some heed.
I see li’l kids afraid of going out,
Or one, praying for her missing friend,
And a mother dying by her son’s corpse,
Or a husband whose tears don’t see an end.
It’s a request, Almighty
I plead to you O Rab
Help the people of my Valley, before
They themselves reach you, above.
Source: A Distant Kashmiri’s Prayer