The Betrayal

Those who ruined me

Weren’t so unknown

My boat sank

Amongst shallow waters


The above is the translation of a famous Urdu couplet, mostly written on the backs of buses and rickshaws in Karachi πŸ˜€

Here is the original Urdu version:

Mujhay apnou ny loota
Ghairoun mei kaha dum tha

Meri khasti waha dobi
Jahan pani kum tha


For The Daily Post’s Shallow


10 thoughts on “The Betrayal

  1. ecanusfive October 13, 2017 / 11:17 AM

    Deep meaning!
    I am a an urdu writer and love to read/write urdu.
    Thanks for posting such meaningful urdu verse!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais October 13, 2017 / 4:36 PM

      A verse with about shallowness but having a deep meaning πŸ˜€
      Thank you very much for reading it out and commenting.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Raj Krishna July 28, 2017 / 6:12 PM

    Impact of Urdu version in much more..

    Liked by 2 people

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