! ! ! ! ***f.I.R Of Missing Blood***! ! ! ! Poem by _____________________________________ -

! ! ! ! ***f.I.R Of Missing Blood***! ! ! !

Rating: 2.9

[In Memoriam of Islamabad Tragedy]

In a typeset that just shrieked “40”
there were other boring stats about
gore, tonnage, glass debris
pristine, pertinent political
condolences on a clockwork ennui
Preening, pruning eyes looked for one
red spot, stain or dot
on the salt and pepper of facts.

Amidst the madness of forensic rummaging
in the thick of salt, fright and sadness
cringing searches for missing limbs
I’m a madman looking for red
any hue, nuance or shade
darn 40 dead and 240 injured
their very blood vapourized
by the calamity of acid.
not a dropp remains to mark their graves
like the raucous created by a silent
absence of tears upon the graveside
of a deceased beloved
so does this burial ground yell
Hounds of hell! ! ! Hell bequeath

But I shall not seek the crimson!
Alas I shall not seek the crimsons,
of my brothers my sisters my children
for I feel that through
The vile trading for dollars
And seeking immigrations
my reds have immigrated too
or perhaps fled from the
corners of this world

Had they been here they would have;
dyed some clandestine communion
in scarlet

interspersed in a red ochre chunri
with black and then perhaps

may have lived as crimson blush
on some maiden’s memory

they are gone irredeemably
the vermillion, alizarin
and I must now go on
Merely with this impotent
outage in my veins.

*** My gratitude to Wardha for adding value and pruning mindless maleness and making it truly red

Sadiqullah Khan 23 September 2008

yes, , that was human misery on the weekend, , , , live, , how many more, , we shall see,

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Ashraful Musaddeq 12 October 2008

A nice work with painful event. Beautiful composition.

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Francesca Martin 11 October 2008

crimson.. and the color red with it's multiple meanings, whether of pain or warmth, evils or enlightmentment. This is so sad but a truly great write. Thanks for the enlightenment of the pain

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Waqas Naeem 03 October 2008

more crimson, now, that even tears have forgotten to be pearly...excellent write...

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Dr.Wardha Jawdat 24 September 2008

excellent work rehan and no need to thank me..it was a great piece..all i did was censor out some overmasculine expletives: >

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Emancipation Planz 24 September 2008

Rehan... thanks for your red letter alert poem... I am always touched here in our peaceful paradise (large scale) when you other PHers post tragedy from earthly grounds where peoples' and homes' are forever vulnerable to the rage of reds.... jani & aroha xx

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