My Kashmir

Mehr Fatima Hakim

To me so dear
But I don’t see
Where’s the beauty

I see trash in piles
Streets full of litter and junk
Stretching for miles
It saddens me to see this gunk

A place the generation before mine
Speaks so fondly about
Recalling Dal Lake’s shine
Sometimes I feel I should shout

The previous generation
Turned magnificence
Into an abomination

Mehr Fatima Hakim is an American born Kashmiri, 12 year of age, who has been visiting Kashmir during her summer vacations. She can be reached at [email protected]

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