Oh Fatema

 Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home 

 

1. How will I forget, the things that I saw 

Your ribs that were crushed, the nail and the door 

Your tormented cries, the blood on the floor 

Mohsin our son, whose life is no more 

Oh fatemah, it broke me to see 

Though you were in pain, you crawled trying to save Ali 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home 

 

2. This grief in my heart cannot be contained 

But how can I cry in front of Hussain 

I wonder the streets without any aim 

To find anyone, who can share my pain 

Oh Fatemah, my heart sobs for you 

I cry by myself, in alleys that are destitute 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home 

 

3. My deep loneliness is now breaking me 

How can I escape this cycle of grief 

These tears are flowing just like the sea 

My love come and see, the state of Ali 

Oh Fatemah, I canít see the day 

The light of my eyes, and life from me was snatched away 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home

 

4. They tell me Ali, we thought you were strong 

You lifted the gates of Khayber alone 

So why is it that you cry on and on 

You know better than, us that she is gone 

Oh Fatemah, if only they knew 

The bruises and scars, I saw when I was washing you 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home

 

5. The children are searching just for your scent 

How can I explain your absence to them 

There arenít any words to stop their lament 

You were for them all, a mother and friend 

Oh Fatemah, they will cry aloud 

When they look at you, Laying motionless in a shroud 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home

 

6. You know that a day, will come on Hussain 

He will be alone, upon burning plains 

A shower of stones and arrows will rain 

With 12 blunted strikes, his neck will be slain 

Oh Fatemah, they will trample him 

His chest will be torn, and heíll bleed from his every limb 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home

 

8. You knew all my secrets and all my woes 

You stayed with me through my highs and my lows 

You wiped all my tears and helped me to cope 

In each of my trials, you filled me with hope 

Oh Fatemah, the most perfect wife 

I will mourn you for, the rest of the days Iím alive 

 

Oh Fatemah, I am so alone 

Without you around, this house is no longer a home

 

9. With my very hands I lay you to sleep 

I know that you told me never to weep 

But I canít control the way that I feel 

Your death is a scar, that will never heal 

Oh Fatemah, oh rose of Allah 

Your fragrance will stay, forever in this broken heart