• Natalia Abbasi

The True Gems of Pakistan

The uncanny looks passed through the streets

The wistful stares upon the rugged walls

Holding up those that they wish to be

Oh the glint in their eyes is a marvel to see


The way they strive in the paths of others

The way they break the limits set by narrow minds

And they rise above- bringing their country up with them

The heroes of our land that we long forget


The men who defend those that were invaded

The women who stare back twice as hard

Those that children look up to with wonder

Looking up with bright eyes and a drive to save the world


The gems of Pakistan aren’t those known so well

They aren’t those you’ll see on international news

They’re the aunts and uncles that stood bravely

And made their future generations learn beautiful kindness

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