By Maj Gen Parvez Akmal, Retd (42 Long Course)
Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Parvez Akmal retired as Deputy Engineer-in-Chief in 2005; he lives in Rawalpindi. Following his retirement, besides editing two volumes of ‘The History of Karakurram Highway’, authored by Brig (R) Mumtaz Khalid, he has been a free-lance writer for some Urdu and English dailies until 2009. He also writes Urdu and Punjabi poetry, with pen-name “PA Lala”, often with English rendition. Here is his Urdu poem “Dil-e-Natwan-o-Jawan” (Young at Heart!) about jolly good old people. This poem is the first part of ‘Dil-e-Khaki’ package being shared by PA Lala.
Poet’s Views: Our near n’ dear ones keep sharing herb recipes for life threatening diseases, often initiating keen search for symptoms within, n’ successfully too. Do we just start taking those potions n’ pills gloomily to try n’ keep the ‘Angel of Death’ at bay; —- nay, for we’ll fade away, that fixed day! This poem is a reflection on lively inspiration by many a ‘Young at Heart’, like our favorite Rafique A. Khan Sahib, who keep sharing fond memories n’ smiles, their age regardless. Hope you like it, for fun alone!!
Editor: You may read Rafique Khan Sahib’s series of articles titled “My Old but Ever New Pindi” by clicking at the following link:-
Nostalgic Articles about Rawalpindi
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