Lahore, Pakistan

Bagh-e-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens) Lahore
Bagh-e-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens) Lahore
Flower seller, Lahore
Flower seller, Lahore
Street scene, Lahore
Street scene, Lahore
Street in Lahore
Street in Lahore
The Minar-e-Pakistan seen from Badshahi Mosque, Lahore
The Minar-e-Pakistan seen from Badshahi Mosque, Lahore


LAHORE

Lahore

Home of thousands,

teeming bazaars,

shouts of merchants selling their wares,

bustle of people haggling

the age old practise,

no simple exchange of money and goods here.

Visitors from all over the world come

for learning, trade or just to see.

Quiet gardens,

where friends and family go to find peace

amidst the scented flowers.

Elegant houses of the well-to-do,

not so well off,

down to the hovels of the poor in their grinding poverty,

worse of all,

the homeless,

the beggars,

young and old alike,

children and grandparents.

Why is this?

In every land the same.

We come, we see,

a few pennies given to ease a conscience that cannot make much difference in a life.

But does our pain for the misery make a difference?

To us?

To them?

No.

Everyone has one life,

we can only live it the way we see best.

Why are we here?

Why are they there?

Our life is a gift

from God.

We must live our life to the level he has placed us.

HE put us here.

Who are we to question?

Lahore is London, Calcutta, Munich, Paris.

Inside, people are no different,

whatever their origin.


Lahore,

where I, as a

foreigner,

also feel at home.

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myownworld 7 years ago from uk

wow! I cannot believe that you've been to lahore...!!! (I was born and raised there!) I just loved this hub....and the lovely poem that captures the essence of that crazy but magnificent city! So, how come you were there? And I'm sure you must have visited the old city and all the lawrence and Shalimar gardens? Wish I could meet you to talk about your experiences...anyway, thank you for this...a real heartfelt thank you actually! x


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Hummingbird5356 7 years ago Author

Thank you. I have been to Pakistan twice. I have friends there. Lawrence Gardens is my favourite park. I have visited Shalimar gardens, Lahore Fort, Jehangirs Tomb and many other places.

I like Pakistan and want to visit again soon.


lahoreee 6 years ago

I think lahore is the most beautiful city of the world. The beauty of the city does not lie in huge buildings, roads, markets but people. The people of Lahore are great. They are brave, courageous, faithful and happy.

They are living in a constant state of siege. The terrorists are taking revenge of doings of somebody else from the people of Lahore. But the people of Lahore never forget the goodness of life and forget about the pains of present life and forgive their ruling elite as they forget everything when the clock strikes 12.00 Midnight.

They start a new day with the same enthusiasm and fervor.

All the visitors who come to Pakistan can see this.


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

That is very true. I have only met with hospitality and friendliness when I have been in Lahore. It is also true that there is more beauty in the goodness of people than in a building.

Thanks for reading this poem.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice again Hummingbird. "Who are we to question?" We just be the best we can be. Thank you!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thank you too, for reading my poem. I am happy you liked it.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

This is a beautiful work of art. The pictures, your words, and you! I love your heart!


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thank you. I love yours too.


Raniya 5 years ago

im a lahori girl.. & yap its true lahore is beautiful! :-)


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thanks for reading and yes, you are right.


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Shuting Star 4 years ago from lslamabad,Pakistan

"Lahore,

where I, as a

foreigner,

also feel at home."

This is the best compliment i have ever heard from a foreigner especially after 9/11.Not only Lahore but you will feel at home anywhere in Pakistan because it is people who make things beautiful.People like you and me who believe in peace and co-existence.

Thanks for the lovely Hub.


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Hummingbird5356 4 years ago Author

Thank you very much for reading. I am glad you liked it. I really like visiting Pakistan, I have been twice and hope to go again this year.


sandeep 3 years ago

nice all

nice people

nice places

nice country

but no nice politicians,

government,

militry or terrori


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Hummingbird5356 3 years ago Author

Yes. You are right about all that. Thanks for reading.

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