Souren Mondal

Gold Star - 31,436 Points (10th November 1991 / Chandannagar)

Love At The Time Of Terrorism Part 2 - Poem by Souren Mondal

'I am sorry', Angelin said to Asad
Asda looked at the white woman before him and
felt something in his heart

MAMMA WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO A TERRORIST?

'Sam ' she shouted 'he is not a terrorist'

Asad's blood boiled and he felt a rage within

'I am sorry', Angelina said, 'since his dad
died at Afganisthan, he talks like that'

APOLOGISE SAM

I AM SORRY MISTER
YOU'RE NOT A TERRORIST. YOU DON'T HAVE A BEARD


YOU MUST SHAVE LIKE THOSE KAFIRS BECAUSE GOD WANTS IT
ALLAH IS ALL COMPASSIONATE, ALL FORGIVING
ALLAH DEMANDS THE BLOOD OF KAFIRS
THAT IS WHY YOU MUST NOT LET THOSE WHITES UNDERSTAND
SHAVE YOUR BEARD, EAT PORK AND NEVER SPEAK ANYTHING
BUT ENGLISH
DON'T LET THEM BECOME SUSPICIOUS
ALLAH IS ALL COMPASSIONATE, ALL FORGIVING

'It's okay', Asad said, trying to bring a rage in his
heart,
but the tender blue eyes of both the mother and the child
melted him.

angelina offered Asad an invitation for a meal and
he somehow accepted at T minus twenty minutes

*

They went together to board on an metro
to go to Sam's favourite place.


Asad felt he must be crazy or Shaitan had eaten his brains
but those kafirs seemed normal humans


ASAD IS MAD
ASAD IS LOSING HIS MIND


ALL WHITES ARE AGAINST THE WILL OF ALLAH
THEIR WOMEN NEVER UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF MOTHERHOOD

Angelina placed her arm softly on Sam's and spoke
about unicorns

REMEMBER HOW YOUR MOTHER DIED AT THE STRIKE OF THOSE
DRONES.
VENGEANCE ASAD - ALLAH WANTS VENGEANCE


THOSE TERRORISTS KILLED PAPA. THOSE AFGANS ARE TERRORISTS

NO SAM NOT ALL OF THEM. MOST ARE LIKE US. WE BOTH SUFFER.

*

Asad felt something for the poor yatim and
he could no longer understand anything

The explosives were still inside his jacket
warmed tenderly by his confused heart....

They went of the train to have a meal
All lines were blurred.....

Souren Mondal
December 6-7,2015

Topic(s) of this poem: love, terrorism

Form: Narrative


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Yatim: Orphan

Comments about Love At The Time Of Terrorism Part 2 by Souren Mondal

  • Mike Smith (2/16/2016 12:42:00 AM)


    Looking forward to more of these. Awaiting more installments eagerly. Very well done (Report) Reply

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  • Daniel Brick (1/27/2016 12:01:00 PM)


    In Part 2 the interplay of Asad's outer life and his furious inner life but it's further complicated - it's no longer a one-track mind: now the kind woman and her innocent son are factors. I like the way Asad slowly understands this woman and her son are not the ones who committed crimes against him and his family and his larger community.
    In Part 1 he could simply designate every as believer or iinfidel, blessed soul or demon - in such equations terrorism flourishes. BUT your protagonist is now confronting an experience totally new to him, and it is exciting to follow this scenario.
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    Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (1/29/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    It is exactly that Daniel.. The real problem we have around is the fact that on both sides there are misconceptions.. The terrorists aren't born terrorists, people from the West are not all islamphobes.. Sensible human beings want to live in peace.. When we understand that, life will be a better place.. And maybe we should, as artists, try to narrow the bridge between the two cultures, states, and ideas.. Harmony is possible when we, as Marie Curie rightly said once, stop 'fearing' things and start 'understanding' them.. No bias, no hatred and we will come to a point where we will realise all human beings are same :)

  • Brian Mayo (12/13/2015 7:47:00 AM)


    Your ability to show us inside the head of a terrorist is uncanny. Of course, suicide-bombers have been brainwashed. The simple fact that they've become walking-bombs is all the proof anyone needs. This is what makes them frightening; the thought that they would be completely normal had they not been fed hate-speech from the day they were old enough to talk. Teaching hate to your children, or allowing hate to be taught to your child- -ticket straight to hell.
    Great poem. I assume there will eventually be a part 3...?
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    Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (12/14/2015 10:22:00 PM)

    I hope so Brian.. I planned this as a nine part poem.. I hope to get there soon, or at least someday :)

  • Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 4:05:00 PM)


    I agree with Mohammed. The U.S. Took advantage of radicalized fundamentalists to do their dirty work and created a monster. I too look forward to more of your writing (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/7/2015 6:14:00 AM)


    Nice satire in your poem, In Holy Quran it is clearly mentioned It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad SAW) to the Muhsinun (doers of good) .
    There are certain things taken out of the context from the Book and quoted to instigate hatred in the name of Jihad or Holy war..Some of them are here under:

    “To go forth in the morning or evening to fight the path of Allah is better than the whole world and everything in it.”
    “He who provides equipment for a soldier in Jihad has himself performed Jihad.”

    ‘ISIS’ has been around for about 16 years, mostly as a creation of the US government as a psy-ops (psychological operation) . Al-Qaeda was the CIA’s name list given to the people in the Middle East they trained. Leaked US military slides in 2007 admitted that 2 alleged AQ leaders, Baghdadi I & II were fictional.

    Unless and until the Hedayah comes to us which is wisdom to understand the things, Guidance to segregate (What is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong) and till the time people have the power to influence others with their own words, innocents will be the victims, people will say this religion is good that is not, If the GOD WISH something to happen and He is powerful and Creator and all knower, He would have never let the weak humans to fight and curse and sort after one another in hatred, enmity and what not...But then why this world is a testing place, which test we are appearing at and what will be the purpose, reason and result of it. Only a thinking and understanding mind will accept the Challenge of making this earth a living place, a peaceful place and a place to make one another happy, refrain from Bad and enjoin with Good.... Let us not fight and keep our believes to ourselves as very personal and not force others to follow, do Good things which is beneficial to the humanity, mankind and this universe so that they get reward/award hereafter or as per their own believes, with my little knowledge about all religion (Although I have read all major scriptures several times) no religion talks about degrading humanity, all talk about compassion, love, peace, justice, code for living the life, helping neighbours, distressed, oppressed, orphans, underprivileged, animals, all living creatures, environment, land, sea, water, air etc etc and the list is never exhaustive....So if we all accept others without enforcing our way of life, thought, beliefs etc on others this world will be a better place to live, We all should unite to fight EVIL, DEVIL and negative forces.....A really thought provoking poems.....Looking forward for part 3.....
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 11, 2016


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