Malala

Malala She Is Malala Yousafzai my soul Princess of Swat Valley Torch bearer of knowledge light Child advocate for the girls’ education Who the deranged Talibans shot in head Because she spoke out against their heinous acts O my sweet adorable daughter we are all praying For you to become well, making us proud happy …

Yousafzai Malala

Yousafzai Malala O dearest God we’re all coming back from finishing school Suddenly the Talibans stop our van and shoot Malala Next think she remembers she’s in UK hospital Hope you get well soon Malala Yousafzai They’ll pay for their heinous crimes Sons of Lucifer rebuking light Malala my dearest love My daughter divine Innocent …

Mournful widow

Mournful widow O my mournful widow Pale purple blue Why thou look so sad today in the silhouette of the evening shadow Black widows Willows by my windows weep and whisper in the murmur of the late-night moon While the sycamore and mahogany sigh and weep more Mournful widow Mourn no more Life’s only death’s …

There

by Shampad Mutakabbir Rahmatullah   Have you ever kissed light on the lips? There, In the shade of the banyan tree? Seduced by the sight of the contours of its sightless eyes, Penetrating, Deep into your lofty ululations; Of the laughter of children And the broken dreams of an era long lost, Lived, In an …

September 2012

September 2012 Chill air in the wind, September night I could feel the presence of winter as she waits far away to arrive Leaves will be shedding soon Trees will become leafless and nude They will make ready themselves against the fury of the hoary white bride September 2012 You will be soon gone and …

Ballarat

by Anika Karim   Service to sever And dismember; To disremember you Who live within me Nestless in my restless lore Of yesteryear… To delirious highs Of solemn castrati harmonizing civilizations, This story cares naught for thirsty stratospheres Or greedy mummies Of lovelorn false Friars. For the heroine lives within your frozen “Horror movie perfection” …

Hold still

Hold Still Hold still Be calm Let me make love to you as the sun turn and the moon unfurl Be still Hold your tongue Let our lips meet Let our flesh fill us with fun Summery summer has gone haywire So is the wheel of the hub Where the heart of Universe invite us …