Nassy Fesharaki

Gold Star - 77,207 Points (Dec 29 / Toronto)

Bamian - Poem by Nassy Fesharaki


“Nothing for respecting
Was buried like a dog
To avoid the stench.”

Said the prisoner
(An Afghan refugee)

Left Bamian when twelve,
Became a great wrestler,
With life and illegality.

After a better future ran
With friends, as a gang
Home, culture and age
All the same.

Crossed the roads
Water, mountains
And shot from behind
Running, a companion

“He died
There and then
On borders”

“Buried like a dog! ! !
That is all.”

Except for
He was arrested
In prison, a murderer.

Topic(s) of this poem: reality

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

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