A POEM IN TRIBUTE

Remembering Lady Viqar-Un-Nisa Noon

She turned a few heads when she was young
Then married a good man who led a nation
And ere she’s history and her song’s sung
She’ll remain a source of true inspiration

 

Opening new schools, or the Red Cross
Providing flood relief in far flung corners
Instead of skiing in Semmering or Davos
Or playing host to all kinds of foreigners

 

Who else could’ve headed a Foreign Mission
Or offered scholarships to those in dire need
Without taking an arm or a leg in commission
To satisfy some insatiable demonic greed

 

Or lasted as the matriarch of tourism long
Had she no love for our mountains and sea
Knowing the country needed to be strong
Were we to remain independent and free

 

She turned a few heads when she was young
Then married a good man who led a nation
And ere she’s history and her song’s sung
She’ll remain a source of true inspiration

By Raja Changez Sultan

Raja Changez Sultan, an artist

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