A Suri In Lahore

Wandering in the historical land of Lahore 

Toiling to find fortune, joy, and love 


In the land of gods’ Sita and Ram 

An innocent soul is battling unarmed 


Keeping Eyes on the grand king’s Mosque 

Having thousands of questions to ask 


Standing Beside the cemetery of Pakistan’s dreamer 

Shedding tears on the ruining of the Ravi river


In front of Akbar’s fort and Alamgeri gate, 

A lover wazir enemy of war and hate 


A mindful descendant of the great Suri 

Like an outcast, a stranger, and feeling sorry 


In the city where ancestors judged and ruled 

People look upon us as inferior and fool

By Fida Hussain