Sadiqullah Khan

Charlie Wilson’s War - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

'It's my war, dammit. I'm paying for it. And I'll go see it, puñeta! '
Charlie Wilson

Glorify congressman,
You won the war,
My favored holly-wood,
Preto, playing you.
Your golf-balls,
Left behind
Brothers in arm, but,
What a glorious movie,
You may have cast,
Out in fashion
Pakul and waistcoat,
Would serve the cause.
The martyres are in heaven,
Send your ghost,
Where you are?

-On the movie Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks.

Sadiqullah Khan
August 10,2015.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and art

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American comedy-drama film, based on the story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson and CIA operative Gust Avrakotos, whose efforts led to Operation Cyclone, a program to organize and support the Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet–Afghan War.
The film was directed by Mike Nichols (his final picture) and written by Aaron Sorkin, who adapted George Crile III's 2003 book Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman starred, with Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, and Emily Blunt in supporting roles. It was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, including 'Best Motion Picture', but did not win in any category. Hoffman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Wikipedia

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

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