Javed Latoo – I see a new face of Kashmir

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Dr. Javed Latoo is a UK based senior clinician, honorary lecturer, and a medical Editor. In his spare time, Dr. Latoo writes poetry.

His poems have been published in literary and medical journals. His first collection of poems is Gushing Fountain: A Collection of Poems (2015).


I see a new face of Kashmir

I see a new face of Kashmir,
Seething unarmed youth
Protesting fearlessly

Against the Might of India;
Defying curfew, braving bullets
With stones in their hands.

I see frightening whirlwinds
Around these courageous souls,
Chanting fierce Liberty songs.

I see a conflict generation
Full of resentment and valour,
Carrying a fire of disobedience,

A cyclone of dreams;
Slayed, maimed and blinded
By alien bullets and pellets.

I see a mercurial nation with
Grief eternally fastened
To her bruised forehead.

I even see fat cats licking
Double cream
At the gates of this graveyard.


On 15th July 2016 in Kashmir.

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