jaam((iyat-e aqvaam , "The League of Nations"

Published in .zarb-e kaliim (The Strike of Moses) (1936).
From: kulliyaat-e iqbaal urduu (Lahore: Shaikh Ghulam 'Ali and Sons Publishers, 1973 (and later reprints), *p. 618*

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the poor thing has been gasping for breath for some days,
I fear that bad news might emerge from my mouth.
be-chaarii ka))ii roz se dam to;R rahii hai
;Dar hai ;xabar-e bad nah mire mu;Nh se nikal jaa))e
its fate seems to be sealed, but
the prayer of the elders of the church is that it would be deferred
taqdiir to mubram na:zar aatii hai valekin
piiraan-e kaliisaa kii du((aa yih hai kih ;Tal jaa))e
it's possible that this creature of the European oppressor
might, through the amulet of Satan, hold on for some days!
mumkin hai kih yih daashtah-e piirak-e afrang
ibliis ke ta((vii;z se kuchh roz sa;Nbhal jaa))e!


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