Youth Voices

Our Zeitgeist

By Zain R. Mian
Lahore Grammar School (Paragon City)

Ominous and dark they linger,

Harbingers, of times of trial and test

Looming over the horizon,

Effusion, of rain and blood and sweat.

The heart it cringes and the mind, withdraws

Bolls; of tainted cotton

Progressing through sullen sky

Nigh, approach the despondent greys

Trudging above forlorn eyes.

But, as the eyes cast down in defeat

And they laid down the arms of hope,

A blade of brilliant light

Perforates the shroud.

And on shines glorious hope!

Through the beaten clouds

And the eyes, they open towards heaven and see

’twas destiny

that intervened.