Shahzia Batool (Pakistan)
A New Song of Innocence & Experience!
A wounded child waved to him
He stopped his car with a caring heart
Before he knew it
An armed and tightly muffled man
came from the dark in the rear
Knocked him down on the hard ground
The next moment when he came to his senses
Found himself alone
The man and the child in the car were off
he saw upwards
As if to search for his late father
An honest face emerged
in the flakes of moonlit clouds
He heard him speak some silent words,
“My Son, I know the times are bad,
Don’t look with these complaining eyes
My lessons that I taught to you
are still but right
Keep intact your innocence
And leave aside your foolishness
Just use your brain and think before the act of mercy
Where to stop, where not to stop…
I gave you all the gift of trust but
Certainly not the blind one…
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