Slaves – Urdu Poem: “Ghulam” by Dr. Waqar Khan / English Translation: “Slaves” by Syedah Maryam Iqbal

Urdu Poem: “Ghulam” by Dr. Waqar Khan
 
 
Slaves
 
Wherever we live, we are journeying partners
We have to travel the journey of life
Moving towards destinations that undeniably reach us
We are the honor of passages
We have surfed through many skies
We have apportioned the grief of the earth
We have bestowed the world with religion
We are the hope of human continuance
We are the pioneered teachers of humanity
We are the reason of success of ceremonial fervency of love
We are loved even by hatred
We have stepped on the winds
We have created fire from water
We are the seers of the world
We are even grateful to the gods
We have ourselves settled existent cities
We are the reason of conceptualization of death
We are the reason of sustenance of Temples
We are the holders of secrets of Mosques
We have respected the infamies
We are the coverers of modesty and coyness
We have embrangled even the Satan
We have safeguarded even the beliefs
We have won the world wars
We have controlled our dreadfulness
We have taught etiquettes and good manners
We are the proof of human friendship
We have shunned wars and massacres
We are the standard bearers of peace
We have protected the honor of Karbala
We are the ideologists of the ages
We are the poets who are self-sufficient
We are responsible for breakthroughs
We have made the words meaningful
We are the soul of languages
We have opened our eyes in the east
Come World, Come! Enslave us.
 
 
English Translation: “Slaves” by Syedah Maryam Iqbal
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