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The sound of Silence

A short story by Hamdan Ali Khan, 1st Year MBBS

The old man sat on the beach, barefooted and alone. Silence reigned everywhere except the occasional thrashing of waves which disturbed the acoustic equilibrium. Night it was, the sky filled with a million lanterns, the birds dozing off quietly and the sea like an old pirate sang a silent shanty. Oh! He missed his youth, when he could swim to the Black Rock without drowning, when he could shout at the vast ocean, his resonant voice fading upon the edges of horizon. But all good things come to an end, the voice that once resonated; now a husky whisper. The man who was the fastest swimmer; now an ancient remainder of time and its echoes. The doctors said he had terminal cancer that he would die in a week. He didn’t fear death, he had no family, nothing to lose except maybe the sight when someone would break his 50 years old record. The silence of the calm sea nurtured in him a desire to swim to the Black Rock once again, one last time. He …

بلا عنوان........By Ayesha Shahid

  • شام کے سائے گہرے ہوتے جا رہے تھے۔ سڑک پر ٹریفک رواں دواں تھی۔ ہر گاڑی اپنی منزل پر پہنچنے کے لیے
    بے تاب تھی۔

    انھی میں ایک گاڑی تھی جس کی منزل صدارتی محل تھی۔ اس گاڑی کا سوار الفلاح ٹرسٹ کا روح ورواں اور چیرمین ۔۔ڈاکڑ داؤداپنی تمام تر جاہ و حشمت سمیٹ زندگی بھر کی ریاضت و خدمت کے اعتراف میں ایوارڈ وصول کرنے صدارتی محل جا رہے تھے۔ صدر وقت نے ان کی سماجی و فلاحی خدمات کے سلسلے میں درخوش آب کے خطاب سےنوازا تھا ۔اور آج کی تقریب میں صدارتی ایوارڈ سے نوازا جانا تھا۔

    ڈاکڑ داؤد جو لوگوں کی فلاح و بہبود کے لیے ساری زندگی محو خدمت رہے تھے۔ آج ذی اقتدار نے اس کی خدمات کے پیش نظر ایک پروقار تقریب کا انعقاد کیا تھا۔ فرط انبساط ان کے انگ انگ سے عیاں تھا۔ کھڑکی سے باہر مصروف زندگی کا حال دیکھتے ہوئے ماضی کے دریچے کھل گئے۔

    ان کی خدمات کا آغاز تو ان کے محلے سے ہی ہوا جب اس کچی عمر کے پکے ارادوں والےنوجوان نے لوگوں کو اپنی مدد آپ کا شعار اپنانے کی تلقین کی۔اور آہستہ آہستہ لوگوں کی فلاح و بہبود کے راستے پر گامزن ایک ٹرسٹ کا بانی ٹھہرا ۔وقت کے ہندسے بدلتے گئے اور اس کا چرچا زبان زدعام ہو گیا۔ وقت و حالات کے ساتھ انسان کے مزاج میں
    بھی تبدیلی آ جاتی ہے۔ وقت نے رفتار پکڑی تو اپنی مقبولیت اور شہرت دیکھ کر ڈاکڑ کے مزاج میں تبدیلی آتی گئ۔

    • طبیعت میں شہرت کی ہوس اور اپنی انا کی تسکین کا بھوت سوار ہو گیا۔لوگوں کی ظاہری سماجی خدمات کے زمرے میں اپنی اجاہ داری اور شش جہت میں اپنے نام کا ڈنکہ بجنا مقصود ٹھہرا۔ بالآخر اس کی شہرت صدارتی محل کی اونچی فصیلوں کے پارحکام وقت کے کانوں تک پہنچی تو ان خدمات کو سراہتے ہوئے صدارتی ایوارڈ سے نوازنے کا اعلان کیا۔

      ڈاکڑ کے خیالات کا تسلسل اس وقت ٹوٹا جب اچانک گاڑی نے بریک لگائے۔ وہ سمجھے منزل مقصود آ گئ ہے۔ مگر یہ کیا۔۔۔۔ گاڑی سے ایک شخص ٹکرایا اور خون میں لت پت سڑک پر گرتا چلا گیا۔ عادت کے مطابق اس اٹھانے کا خیال آیا مگر صدارتی ایوارڈ کا عکس ان کی آنکھوں کے سامنے لہرایا تو حال کا آئنہ دھندلا گیا۔ اور ان کی عمر بھر کی ریاضت۔۔خدمات۔۔۔اور فلاح و بہبود محض ایک جملہ نگل گیا جب گاڑی سے باہر مدد کے لیے لپکتے ڈرایور کو روک کر کہا ۔۔۔۔

      او چھوڑواسے۔۔۔بہت اٹھاے ہیں زندگی بھر۔۔۔۔جلدی چلو۔تقریب کا وقت ہونے والا ہے۔ ۔”


  1. The harsh reality of our society. ...
    Well-penned Ayesha

  2. this is so awsome ayesha...boht boht acha lkha proud of u (Y) :)

  3. nice effort AYesha (Y) (Y)

  4. acha ha :) worth reading (Y)

  5. Thanks for writing this.

  6. superb it is ..!!!!!!!!!!!


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