A Mother's Dream [2/2] (ALLAMA IQBAL)
He was walking at the back, and was not walking fast
The lamp he had in his hand was not lighted
Recognizing him I said "O My dear!
Where have you come leaving me there?
Restless due to separation I am
Weeping every day for ever I am
You did not care even a little for me
What loyalty you showed, you left me"!
As the child saw the distress in me
He replied thus, turning around to me
"The separation from me makes you cry
Not least little good does this to me"
He remained quiet for a while after talking
Showing me the lamp then he started walking
"Do you understand what happened to this?
Your tears have extinguished this.