Treasure Island

Bijay Kant Dubey


O Talibans! They Are The Buddhas, You Fire On Them Not!


They are the Bamiyan Buddhas,
The Buddhas of Peace,
You fire not on them
With mortars and shells.

They are the Buddhas, Buddhas of Peace,
You fire not,
Fire not on them,
The cliff-hewn and chiselled Budhhas.

You blunder not after firing on,
They are art and artifacts,
Your heritage, culture and legacy,
Disturb them lest you be disturbed.

Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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  • Is It Poetry (2/28/2014 8:03:00 PM)

    A new State Department report designating terrorist organizations notably excludes one group: the Taliban. The U.S. has been fighting a war in Afghanistan for almost a decade aimed at “defeating the Taliban, ” Taliban members repeatedly have threatened and killed American citizens and lawmakers have increased pressure on State to add the Taliban to the list.......iip (Report) Reply

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