saadat tahir

Gold Star - 5,193 Points (21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

I Have Hiv - Poem by saadat tahir

Oh, please let me say!
Yes just say, I have HIV!
And listen! If I may?
Does it mean I cannot be?

Will the holy play GOD?
Deny me the right to breathe.
Bay for a sick man’s blood,
Roil in rage, anger, seethe.

Are you the truth alone?
I the epitome of amorality?
Who will cast the first stone?
Refuse to see sanity?

Village barber’s spiked nick,
often blooms our weekly beard.
Twists life to a punishing crick,
frozen senses lost, gone, sheared.

Cruel doctor’s scalpel knife,
in muddy pond’s water boiled.
Ah! our children and my wife,
Alas, they too now, for ever soiled.


Comments about I Have Hiv by saadat tahir

  • (4/28/2016 3:51:00 PM)


    A very touching poem! I liked it! (Report) Reply

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  • Emmanuel Odum (1/17/2016 7:14:00 AM)


    Straight and honest... Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (12/11/2011 6:05:00 AM)


    when i was reading this poem i felt something broken in my body, do you know what place u ever have in my heart....my prayers & Allah's blessing is always with you..........
    dn't b disheart
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  • Luwi Habte (12/5/2011 2:48:00 AM)


    heartfelt poem Saadat...its really touching...
    but you know that i love your work...
    outstanding poem
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 2, 2011


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