The place where I reside

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Things have changed, the matters have resolved now
the long years of war have ended
forgetting the harsh memories, now they don’t seem to be offended
the world finally learnt to recognize peace
and give up on long years of war and unease
people have become friends
broken hearts found their love again
but the place where I reside is still in chains
it is still at war
with happiness, peace and love still debar
the place where I reside is still in fumes
cries of pain is the national anthem, the decade’s tune

The world is a strange place
we have forgotten what was truth and believed mere illusions
learnt to love what we were supposed to hate
and hate what we were supposed to love
oh where are you the bird of peace; the lost dove?
people have learnt to respect and care
for each and every soul, spreading love everywhere
but the place where I reside is still in pain
it is still at war
with happiness, peace and love still debar
the place where I reside is still in flames
cries of pain is the national anthem, the decade’s tune

Written by Muhammad Wasif Haq (2004)
Islamabad, Pakistan
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