An Ode To River Indus


O, dear Indus, the witness of millenniums’
History, traditions and culture
You feed us with your sweet water
And in your lap you us nurture

You might be a mighty channel
Of flowing water for the world
On your course with water southward
Moving, marching, whirled

But for our people, no doubt
You are, but the life
Quench our thirst, and
Grow for us grain in rife

You, dear Indus, our mother
And are our culture’s cradle
You feed us with all your love
With your water by a ladle

You in the entire length and breath
Of our dear motherland
Make our life so lofty,
And make our living grand

The originator of the culture
Of the ancient Indus Valley
Begin for us form Mansarover
And keep on your untiring sally

Through mountains and forests
And over the vast plains
And stretch across the valley
Through your countless veins

That infuse life in us all
And teach us not to give up
Through your untiring efforts
We learn how to live up

You witness of valiant accounts
Of gallant sons and daughters
Tell us to continue and carry on
With your sally of waving waters

With your water pure you nourish
Not only our bodies but our souls
And make us strong, determined
To get whatever we set our goals

Yes you are, but our beingness
Land without you for us sear !
You are great and strong and,
For you we live, you for us, dear !

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Zufiqar Ali Bhatti, popularly known as Zulfiqar Bhatti ia a professor of English, poet, author textbook and article writer. After graduating from engineering university started his career as engineer. Soon after he became a professional engineer he realized that he could do well in the field of literature/writing and teaching as most of his early life ideal personalities were his own teachers. His childhood dreams drew him towards the field of literature and he associated himself with the profession of teaching after having done his masters in English Literature from the University of Sindh
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I really enjoyed your work Sir. Hope to read more.

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