Sadiqullah Khan

Breaking News - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

Break me
One more time
For I had a good nights sleep
For there was no load shedding at night
For there was water in the tap
For I had not heard
Cries of rape
Stories of robberies
Of many people
Dieing of hunger
Many mothers
Hoping that
The next day may bring
A piece of bread
The nights sleep
On the road side
Below the street light
Break me
One more time
For in the morning
In the news paper
The analysis of
Inflation is up
Poverty on the increase
No jobs
The aid syndrome
Aid the disease
And aid’s aid
Gruesome murders
Some blast again
People migrating
Break me
One more time
My songs of love
Of happiness I have forgotten
My comedians dead
My humor dry
My eloquence vanished
My blood but white
The color of my eyes
Has gone pale
My heart aches
My today full of pain
My yesterday was but hemlock
My future uncertain
My generations lost
Break me
One more time
With the breaking news

Comments about Breaking News by Sadiqullah Khan

  • (9/24/2008 8:24:00 AM)

    voted for with sincere appreciation! 9! (Report) Reply

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  • (9/24/2008 8:23:00 AM)

    wow! ..excellent write..i love the way you use 'break me'...very emotional...written with the lethargic hopeless passion that we all still have for this bruised tattered it! (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2008 2:06:00 AM)

    this one is great.......break me (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2008 3:18:00 AM)

    how did i miss this gem. this is so moving, how to make sense of nonsense,
    these breaking news flashes only focus on the crime, negative events. media needs to high light good things too. it seems media waits for mishaps. Olympics, show of human will and endurance and what man can acieve was hardly covered.
    a moving, depiction of the times, hopelessness and a sense of despair.10
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  • (4/25/2008 6:27:00 AM)

    The aid syndrome
    Aid the disease
    the poem has very thoughtful have correctly pictured the present scenario of this media world….the satire is well placed…..
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, July 4, 2008

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