Poem by Ayub KHAWAR
KOH E NOOR
THE JEWEL OF JEWELS
My Dear Man
it is fact
i am born from the rib of Adam
but God has created a nature of my own
i m the conquerer of conquerers
Queen of queens.
I possess the whole world in my feet
and the the sky relies on my eyes for its bluish infinity.
i m not just the victor of the battlefields of love and beauty
The wars, controversies and conspiracies also bend at the points of my bloodied swords and daggers when I fight against male chauvinism.
I am the creator of Kings
Every king of the world nurtured in my lap,
since beginning till they become throne masters.
All kings and thrones are my puppets.
History knows me as “MUMTAZ MAHAL”
I am the queen of the world
whose one gesture could change the decions of kings.
MY DEAR MAN!
DO’NT YOU KNOW
I AM THE “RANI OF JHA’NSI” THE QUEEN OF BETTLEFIELD.
I AM THE “ANGELA MARKEL”
I AM THE “MARGARET THATCHER”
I AM THE “QUEEN ELIZABETH”
I AM THE “INDRA GANDHI AND BAINAZIR”
AND DON’T FORGET
I AM THE “MOTHER”
THE MOTHER TERESA
OH, THE MAN
OPEN UP THE LIDS OF YOUR EYES,
BEND YOUR NECK AND LOOK AT ME
THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR
HEART AND SOUL.
“I AM THE JEWEL OF JEWELS”
Translated by Sunia JAVED