(On Ahmed Faraz's return of  Hilal-i-Imtiaz )


                                                  by Sain Sucha


To be

               Acknowledged, honoured and rewarded

               is commendable only

               when these  tributes are conferred

               by the people who are also

               sincere, respectable and ethical.


               To accept acclaim by the depraved

               is to stigmatize oneself!


How nice

               You woke up

               and realized that

               in accepting deceit as esteem

               you were at fault.



Thank you

               for the courage

               to say it loud


                I was wrong,

                I made a mistake and

                I opt for a re-turn!