As these thoughts
of dark fate
with painful doom
begin to run across
my frightened veins;
therein I clearly see
before me appear
a dread image
of agony and death
hands in hands –
with heavy pains.

They slumber deep
within my worried nerves
with fear and horror;
full of angel-dreams
but with awakening terror.

I feel like,
I lost my senses
in the valley of
this wild confusing terror;
I feel,
a blazing flame
angrily hisses up around
my innocent heart
with unexplainable horror.

They seem of dread surprise
to find myself alone;
and then my piteous cry
for help from within
begin to groan.

could you clasp
these beginning hands,
and then for a while
gently tend
this frightened heart?
By: Abdul Samad Haidari
(11/05/2018 – 9:00 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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