Naveed Akram

Gold Star - 20,325 Points (15 December 1973 / London, England)

Strange Hero - Poem by Naveed Akram

Behold him! On the dewy ground, dark and cold,
Like a strange marvel or hero of the night.
Will anyone tell me what he is like?
I saw him singing at his work,
On this dew that thaws like a beautiful chemical,
From the battles long ago.
I saw his face again on an occasion to trust
And no bird did ever chant such miraculous notes.
He is marvellous in his wishes,
And controls himself when in a fit of anger.
The third day of his war became the last,
And to call him an honourable hero
Was fit for the country and nation.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


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