Thursday, August 12, 2010

Being One

We had been celebrating Independence Day for 3 days in college. It was green clothes, green jewellery, green scarfs and even green cakes! It seemed nice but was it real or we did that for fun? I guess for fun. Do you feel you are a Pakistani anymore? The spirit has gone. We were supposed to be one, 'The Pakistanis', not Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi and Pakhtuns. We have created walls between us for some land and money which won't last. Can we trust anyone to help us if we need it? The securities are bribed and the outlaws are supported. People kill people brutally, little girls are being raped, innocents get tortured for the crimes they don't want to commit.. the hopeless widows and orphans can only cry. Who cares? Not happening to us, is it? A crash, a flood, an earthquake, we are out to steal the belongings of others. A shoe on a face, not going to solve any problem, not even a thousand shoes. It cannot be that one person's fault. It is all of us, lost in our self-loving, egotistic, grudging and stingy glamour.

We can start from being one, believing in being one, let's just be the Pakistanis, not Sindhi, Pakhtuns, Balochi and Punjabi. Is that hard? How can you be better than the other one? Allah created all of us and we are equal.


New forward: The Land of Happiness - Our Pakistan

We are happy:

when electricity comes
we come home alive and uninjured after shopping
we get a seat in a public bus
we see our cell and wallet in our pockets/bags after getting off the bus
allowance of double sawari and dinner in weddings after a long time (on and off)
we see our slippers still there outside the mosque
no 'khud-kash hamla' in the mosque you were offering prayers

Pure Bliss =]

P.S. I want to say alot of things and I don't want to say them. I hate politics! I hate this weird Pakistan now. I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy... ahem ahem.

Sidrah xx o(^-^)o


Sana Castellano said...

haha =p first off, is that a Mean Girl quote I see there? =D

second off, it is true. I mean come'on the kids who sell the independence day flags are forced into labour and have no education given to 'em. that's ironic! hardly freedom.
but we should have hope =) and give whatever we can. like writing? and being good ourselves =)

someday a change might come. or it may not. but the greatest change we can bring is within ourselves and to those around us =) i hope WE can make this a better place to live in, somehow.

=) Love,
a Pakistani- a Muslim- a human.

Sidrah said...

yes it is from mean girls =D
I was being sarcastic (in a good way) Oo


Anonymous said...

amazing words we really need this but as in Karachi what is happening here as we create hate against Pakhtuns as they also suffering from floods in KPK what are we doing,that's why a shoe on a face -flood to keep us one ?

ph_the princess said...

I am so not feeling patriotic :S

Anonymous said...

very nice post..ya, we should be ONE..and independence day is definitely one occasion to revive our patriotism and be ONE..

Sidrah said...

i don't feel like going green either =|

thanku all ^^

siras said...

United we stand, divided we fall. Somgethin we need to remember.

Sidrah said...

yesh =]

Me-Era* said...

Your blog is so colorful n cute! :)

Belated Independence Day wishes to you. :)

WarmSunshine said...

such a cute blog!!! <3

Sidrah said...

thanku =)

Sunakshi said...

Well said..actually its not only pakistan who's suffering from adverse effects of politics but its the whole world who is suffering from the very same.

I wish there were no boundaries,no discrimination.only one place known that's earth.beautiful,peaceful and unbeatable earth. :)