Shadow of the EmptinessFebruary 28, 2023
The once vibrant village was now a shadow of its former self. The fields that were once lush and green were now barren, and the houses that were once filled with laughter and love were now empty and desolate.
The young people of the village had all left, lured by the promise of jobs and a better life in the city. They left behind only the old and the infirm, who struggled to keep the village running as it had always been.
The elders of the village, who had spent their entire lives tending to the land and the people, now found themselves alone and forgotten. They missed the sounds of children playing and the laughter of the young. They missed the feeling of community and the sense of belonging that came with it.
The once-bustling marketplace was now empty, the shops closed and the streets deserted. The only sounds were the creaking of old doors and the rustling of leaves in the wind.
But even in this sadness, there was still hope. The old people of the village knew that they had to carry on, that they had to keep the flame of their community burning. They worked hard to tend to the land, to keep their traditions alive, and to create a sense of warmth and comfort in the face of loneliness and isolation.
They knew that their children and grandchildren might never return to the village, but they still held on to the hope that one day, the young people would see the beauty and the value of their home and return to it.
For now, they continued to tend to the fields, to light the lamps, and to share stories of their youth with one another. They knew that their village might be empty, but their hearts were still full of love and hope for the future.
"Rashid Ali Ghazipuri "