Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Freshman - 983 Points (April 01,1954 / Pakistan)

Internally Displaced Persons (Idps)

Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
And follow their fate
Through fields and trails
Massifs and woods
With all their goods
Love and hate
Mores and tales
All in bales
Carrying their own
Flesh and bones
Feet like stones
Their bodies and souls
Kids and crones
Torn by storms,
Rains and gales
Attacked by guns,
Helis and drones
No role to play
In games of peace
And deadly war
Not a word they say
But a question,
Why? What for?
While we yawn
Sitting at ease
In our climes
They leave their homes
And reside in camps
Strive for a living
Internally displaced and dead
Beg for a dropp of water
And a piece of bread!

(May 12,2009)

(*) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is a neoteric terminology used in reference to those people who adopt refuge in their own countries due to any life threatening disturbance like fight between the extremists and security agencies or fight between the local millitant groups that results in catastrophic changes in their lives and they leave their homes due to anarchy in their respective area. (NAN)


Comments about Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

  • Alison Jones Agins (9/28/2019 7:22:00 PM)

    Anywhere, Everywhere. The " safe" places are becoming scarce and rare. Wonderful poem. The words are soul driven and truly penetrate my soul.(Report)Reply

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  • Roz chalk (5/9/2019 1:18:00 PM)

    Dreams lost in water is most beautiful. How appropriate for todays tragedies.(Report)Reply

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  • Goodnews Eruemuare (4/28/2018 8:08:00 AM)

    I like the rhetorical questions raised.(Report)Reply

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  • Shakil AhmedShakil Ahmed (3/16/2018 11:21:00 AM)

    Nice poem good use of similes and metaphors.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (2/28/2017 12:13:00 PM)

    a very enlightening poem of the plight that is happening right now to innocent people in various places around the world.(Report)Reply

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  • Bisy UntanBisy Untan (10/29/2016 1:56:00 AM)

    Strong expression, heart felt. Makes us think about the need for the hour.(Report)Reply

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  • Dedan OnyangoDedan Onyango (7/23/2015 12:30:00 AM)

    The saddest thing is that in my country we still have idps, our own self creation.(Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (6/20/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    So thoughtful and heart touching poem about the sufferings of the people who become refugee in their own place.They are the victims of bullets both from the extremists and the security agencies for no fault of theirs.Congrats for such great write.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/1/2015 11:45:00 PM)

    I don't think that the plight of these IDPS (wherever they are) could have been expressed in a more poignant way than has been done in this poem. It is bound to create a profound impact among the right thinking people anywhere in the world. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Trevor Schulte (11/27/2013 11:36:00 PM)

    Naseer, I really enjoyed this poem. It was a captivating piece that was not only rhythmic but also empathy driven. Bless you in your writing Naseer and keep animating life's reality with your words =]

    (10 stars)(Report)Reply

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (10/5/2011 5:32:00 PM)

    This is a good poem. I have heard much about refugee camps in war-torn lands. I wrote one about the homeless in this country, a different view. Read mine – We the Unencumbered –
    Adeline(Report)Reply

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (1/26/2010 11:57:00 PM)

    From: Vp Ramesan (India ;)
    To: Naseer Ahmed Nasir
    Date Time: 1/26/2010 11: 40: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject: comments

    Dear Naseer,

    Your poem 'IDP'S' narrates the chaos and pathos as well as trials and turbulations of the internally displaced human beings. All the continents are confronted with such a miserable condition. Yet the mankind is not prepared to stop violence by man against man. My heart goes to the IDP'S. Congrats! For your poem I give ten marks.

    Poet Vadakkumpurath Ramesn(Report)Reply

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  • Prof. Dr. Sakti Chakravorty (11/6/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    Why much blood shedding?
    Why much shelling?
    Why mass killing?
    Why so much of fundamentalism?
    All’re answered in this poem [thro’ the poetic and empathic hue]
    Ten+++++++++++
    dr.sakti

    Cordially invite to my page with your comments and or criticism and…if you please.(Report)Reply

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (10/31/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    And it will always be this way. Thank you, Naseer for your
    letter explaining how life is in your area and that you are in
    a safe place. I hope you always are and wish so much that
    the entire world was a safe place. Your poem is so strong
    and powerful. You have a warm and caring heart. '10! '

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn(Report)Reply

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/2/2009 12:51:00 AM)

    a powerful and touching poem...brings to mind the suffering of those poor ill fated people...very well presented sir....10(Report)Reply

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  • Elbert Matt Loubser (8/29/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    these words have power and I believe it'll only help their situation. If only we had more power ourselves, the goodhearted? thankyou for this poem(Report)Reply

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  • Dark Gurl 55 (8/25/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    it's so touching.. i love it soo much keep up writting similar poems i love to read your poems really..10+++++++++++......(Report)Reply

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  • Tshering Tobgay (8/15/2009 3:18:00 AM)

    i like the way you wrote, in some ways i supose everyone has their own ways to live with or war for.(Report)Reply

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  • Samah Hamza (8/9/2009 3:08:00 PM)

    I simply love your poem.......it's good to know people still remember that others are fighting for their right to live.....that people still care(Report)Reply

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  • Amanda Williams (8/6/2009 2:07:00 AM)

    Thanks for mailing me to read this poem. Its so true, i like the way you wrote, in some ways i spose everyone has there own wars to live with and this poem makes me realise that my worst times could never be as bad as what you are writing, it's great to have such an honest piece that really sets you back onto the ground, and to live life to the fullest! well done.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011