WHAT TO NAME..? (A True Afghan story)
my son slain
innocent sweet soul
A whisper on the wind...
'oh Papa.. cry not!
I am no longer
the poor farmer.'
'I am now a prince
at home with God
and one day
you shall see.'
'This sad day
prince of men
now has gone
at home with God'
Old Afghan continued..
voice now quaking
sad his lament.
My mind's eye
saw not my son
but as a child
playing at our home
my son called
with great love.
prince of men
this childhood friend
could not I see
only this Satan
killer of my son
Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.161/Page.216
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Poet's weblog: www.tolafghan.com/members/afzalshauq
© Afzal Shauq
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