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Mirza Ghalib

(27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869 / Agra / British India)

Innocent heart


Innocent heart, what has happened to you?
Alas, what is the cure to this pain?

We are interested, and they are displeased,
Oh Lord, what is this affair?

I too possess a tongue-
just ask me what I want to say.

Though there is none present without you,
then oh God, what is this noise about?

I expected faith from those
who do not even know what faith is.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012

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