This is something I wrote in light of the recent Pakistan school massacre that took place on the 16th of December 2014. I do not usually post poetry of the sort, but what has happened is beyond unimaginable. Do let me know what you think.
I don’t ask to live forever,
I ask to give me a try;
A try at being in my own future,
Not this weak excuse of a goodbye.
Like the ashes that lay,
Charred are the hearts of the ones I love;
Their prayers and cries in vain,
Ascending, to the heavens above.
Is killing me, is killing us,
The only choice you’ve got?
I wouldn’t lay a hand on you,
I wouldn’t have even fought.
I cannot seem to justify this,
No matter how hard I thought.
Humanity is not what defines humans,
Its absence is what is not.