12th May 2007.Karachi. Poem by Margery Rehman

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Margery Rehman

Glasgow, Scotland but living in Karachi, Pakistan.

12th May 2007.Karachi.

Rating: 5.0


Stuttering gunfire
Bodies like rags lie in heaps
On the burning road
Blood dries out fast in the heat
But lives seep slowly away.

The innocent caught
In a nightmarish madness
Wrong place and wrong time
Slaughtered and left to die
Victims of a faceless crime.

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Alison Cassidy 20 May 2007

Powerful poetic reportage. Touches a chord. So few words. Such a strong message. Brilliant. love, Allie xxxx

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Raveendran . 16 August 2007

Powerful images - Compelling versification

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Sadiqullah Khan 06 June 2008

we are all victims now, , , , well written

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I can almost hear the thud of breath bereft disowned dead falling into the sparkling sheets of memories... memories of a place that swung and swaggered often without a rhyme or reason

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Sherry Arzish 12 December 2007

Slaughtered and left to die Victims of a faceless crime. HOW TRUE.

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Naomi Rustomjee 22 October 2007

Brilliantly evocative. An elegant economy of words. Poignantly prescient. Unfortunately, in Karachi's case, also seemingly timeless. Substitute 'Exploding bombs' for the first line and you have '18th October 2007. Karachi.' It's just so very depressing. No place for a fair poet, if you ask me. Can I help you escape? Naomi

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Salman Javid 11 October 2007

.....had witnessed the myhem live on tv..........so well said........anyway should had said something regarding the faces behind the faceless and ruthless massacre............! ! ! ! !

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Margery Rehman

Glasgow, Scotland but living in Karachi, Pakistan.
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