With deep sigh in confabulation,
I look up at the sleeping sky,
and it too seems grieving
over the victims of
a kind of brooding rage.

I wonder, it’s the eve of December,
the Birthday of the loving song of God
when everyone is supposed to be together,
together with their loved ones,
not like us isolated or kept in cage.

I hear the beloved Jesus also cries,
he cries aloud over the miserable
condition of those helpless ones,
who are brutally annihilated.

I saw him returned disappointed,
with tears in his beloved yes
while watching his fellow beings
are hardly punished
and his teaching of mercy
is badly violated. 

If you are not free,
the entire world is
just like a suffocating
and a poisonous iron cage.

The hope dies
and wishes disappear,
the wings slowly droop,
ah! let me sing
this isolated song of sorrow
for nothing else can assuage.
By: Abdul Samad Haidari
(23/12/2017 – 10:00 PM).

About samad1986

Abdul Samad Haidari is a poet, writer, teacher and a former freelance journalist, currently residing in Indonesia as a stateless refugee. He is the author of The Red Ribbon He fled his home country at the age of seven and grew up wandering in Pakistan and Iran as a child refugee, and was separated from his family for the majority of his childhood. For two years, at the age of eight and nine, he was forced into child labour in the construction industry in Iran. In contrast, Pakistan offered refugees like him the opportunity to study and work. This education and work experience culminated in Abdul teaching computer studies and English language courses at the Intel Computer Center and Pak Oxford Professionals. After the collapse of the Taliban government, Abdul returned to Afghanistan thinking that the security situation had improved, and that he could take part in the reconstruction of his war-torn country. With this in mind, Abdul served as a freelance journalist and humanitarian aid-worker in areas of the country that remained dangerous to civilians because of the influence of terrorist groups. Abdul served with the Norwegian refugee council (NRC), ActionAid Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan group of newspapers, and The Daily Afghanistan Express. As a freelance journalist, Abdul wrote articles and editorials about on-the-ground realities, which were then circulated widely. These had a particular focus on women and children’s rights, corruption, transparency and accountability in government, warlords and terrorist groups’ actions and the systematic persecution of minority groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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