I don’t know,
from where should I begin;
from the massacre of Hazaras
in Mazar-i Sharif,
or from the slaughtered children
of Hazaras in Ghazni and Takhar.

From the ethnic cleansing of Hazaras
in Kabul, Behsud, Malistan, Zabul, Yakawlang
or Afshar;
Or from the mass graveyards of Hazaras
in Mirza Olang or the bleeding streets of
Quetta, Pakistan.

We are dying anyways:
some are murdered at
their own homes;
(Afghanistan, Pakistan)
by Taliban and ISIS,
because of their skin colour,
or religious beliefs.

Some are murdered
by the government,
because of their ethnicity
or because they are seeking
civilization relieve.

Some are dying
out of their home,
in the heart of tidal seas;
some are dying
in the desperate
cornor of prisons,
in the name of
detention centers elsewhere,
with no humanitarian relieves.

You tell me,
what more ways
are we going to be killed?
in the arms of our parents
or in the arms of
your so-called empathetic grieves?

Wake up humanity
give us justice and safety,
under your own international belief;
or murder us all at once,
by following the heinous paths
of those brooding murderes
who are commiting genocide
against my peaceful tribe (Hazaras)
in Pakistan and Afghanistan,
with no permanent cease.

@Abdul Samad Haidari

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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