Code of words!


No mention of names

but crafting dots and codes!

Creating spaces…

Putting symbols together…

Joining dots,

placing them in order…

Carefully arranging these

to create a code

or to form a message

because a definite truth

emerges from inside

kicking me in the chest

to use gestures

when the tongue is held

in suspension…

There are allies

who understand this code

trying to stop me

from connecting the dots…

who are with eyes outburst,

shifting the position of knife

on their tongues to stab me down….

But I keep scratching

the back of dots, codes and words

to describe these culprits…

I can’t mention names

Nor can I address them directly

Because these guilty Subjects

Accuse me of being:








The list goes on…

Contact the codic

if you know more!


@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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