Two Poems by Syed Aamir Sharief Qadri

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By Syed Aamir Sharief Qadri

Wails Fly High

I wonder how wails fly high
Above the mounts to reach the world.
The people here are not authorized to talk loud
They usually talk in hints, signs and gestures.
Sprouting voices are muzzled forthwith
Thrown in wild vultures feed on them.
Red strains on lush green trees looks marvelous
The land is valued here not people.
The steward of the dungeon takes good care of its flunkies
He gives away everything to its slaveys but inside cabins.
While in dwellings people are not entitled to shriek, groan or howl
Because the guardian hates every kind of clatter.
This Vale has long been quarantined
Not for forty, fifty or sixty days but for decades.
Today, when the whole world is caged, because of Corona fear
They ask for tips to kill time.

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The World of Wise

Discover yourself
By conquering mountains,
crossing rivers and streams,
plains and terrains
far away from population
walking through woods
talking to dying souls
in search of peace and joy
while your body enjoys the trek
your soul talks to everything.
Walking on glaciers to meadows
having fun while cooking
swimming and fishing
in short wild offers you
to chase the wild dreams.
Lost in wild the great Sages
find answers to difficult questions
can’t you solve a little one?
Look carefully
each thing has a new message for you
it is the world of wise
where everything encourages you
worldly principles don’t work here
in the lap of mountains you are
free from deceit.

Bio:
Syed Aamir Sharief Qadri is from the Indian State of J&K (now Union territory). He has completed post-graduation in History from the University of Kashmir and obtained an M.Phil. at Punjabi University, Patiala. Currently, he works as a freelancer writer for different newspapers as a guest writer. He writes poems in English as well as in Urdu. Email: aamirsharief45@gmail.com

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