Naveed Akram

Gold Star - 24,730 Points (15 December 1973 / London, England)

I Am A Peasant - Poem by Naveed Akram

I was a peasant like the world of old nature,
Wood and bone made me a beggar for life.
The real value of a village produced animal
Feelings in my head and soul, the very drink of blood.

I was a peasant from a neighbouring village
That constructed the time of bouts and bites,
The begging became as useful as pride,
Asking me to be kinder to the world of new nature.

Carefully I resented pleasant news but good names
Were my fellows, their owners were strange, they were all
Old in the world, old on the planet I adore so well.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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