Fatima Obaid

Bronze Star - 2,088 Points (19 Dec / Rawalpindi)

Terrorism - Poem by Fatima Obaid

My eyes see the reflection of broken pieces of glass
I see the broken dreams of innocent hearts
Terror surges like a flood
Blue skies turn as to red blood
Love and happiness fade from view
The hope of justice fades now too
Our cries, tears even smiles are not enough
To restore them, they’re now stained with blood
Each heart is filled with fear
Each eye is filled with tears
No one can deflect the pain of suffering
All are equal, no one feels nothing
Yet, some voices go still unheard
Those raised for freedom and justice blurred
By the sound of bullets in the air
That drown out loss, fear and despair

Islam says:
‘Murder of an innocent person
Is the same as killing all mankind’

The Islamic faith provides no licence
For Muslims to terrorise or use violence
Terrorism speaks not for Allah, truly said
Terrorists are ruthless, selfish, misled.

Topic(s) of this poem: terrorism

Form: ABC

Comments about Terrorism by Fatima Obaid

  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/17/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    after the murdering of so many innocent people in Paris, on November 13th,2015, a publishing project came about... I gave it the title: ‘POETRY AGAINST TERROR’, as a tribute to the countless victims of terror, worldwide.
    I invited many poets, whom poetry can be read at PoemHunter, to join me, so to write an ebook together.
    The book, which is an anthology of poetry, is a compilation of poems written by 64 poets from 42 different countries from all over the world.
    THEIR NAMES, in alphabetical order:
    Sayeed Abubakar, Bangladesh
    Alexandro Acevedo Johns, Chile
    Saadat Tahir Ali, Pakistan (KSA)
    Paul Amrod, USA (Germany)
    Leah Ayliffe, Canada
    Khaoula Basty, Tunisia
    Lawrence Beck, USA
    Daniel J. Brick, USA
    Sophy Chen, China
    Terence George Craddock, New Zealand
    Sahra Hussein Dahir, Somalia
    Driss Ezzireg, Morocco
    Geoffrey Fafard, Australia
    Weiyao Feng, China
    Grant Fraser, UK
    Fabrizio Frosini, Italy
    Negar Gorji, Iran
    Bright Kwamina Grantson, Ghana
    Dilantha Gunawardana, Sri Lanka
    Nosheen Irfan, Pakistan
    Galina Italyanskaya, Russia
    Afrooz Jafarinoor, Iran
    Farzad Jahanbani, Iran
    Vincent Chizoba John, Nigeria
    Kinyua Karanja, Kenya
    Sofia Kioroglou, Greece
    Varghese Kuncheria, India (Oman)
    Kelly Kurt, USA
    Lionel Lerch aka Cocteau Mot Lotov, France
    Birgit Linder, Germany (HK)
    Tapera Makadho, Zimbabwe
    Kenneth Maswabi, Botswana
    Denzel Mbatha, South Africa
    Mallika Menon, India
    Leloudia Migdali, Greece
    Asoke Kumar Mitra, India
    Zoran Mitrović (Neran Sati) , Croatia
    Istvan Molnar, Sweden
    Souren Mondal, India
    Anitah Muwanguzi, Uganda
    Bharati Nayak, India
    Valsa George Nedumthallil, India
    Srijana Neupane (KC) , Nepal
    Eunice Barbara Novio, Philippines (Thailand)
    Fatima Obaid, Pakistan
    Marcondes Pereira, Brazil
    Sajee Rayaroth, Australia
    Marianne Larsen Reninger, USA
    Terry Robinson (HE George) , UK
    Rizwan Saleem, Pakistan (UAE)
    Leila Samarrai, Serbia
    Kirti Sharma, India
    Anzylyne Shideshe, Kenya (Germany)
    Osiel Silverino da Silva, Brazil
    Pamela Sinicrope, USA
    Petra Soliman, Egypt (GCC)
    Douglas Stewart, USA
    Udaya R. Tennakoon, Sri Lanka (Switzerland)
    Richard Thézé, UK (Germany)
    Savita Tyagi, USA
    Mai Venn, Ireland
    Niken Kusuma Wardani, Indonesia
    Snir Yacoby, Israel
    Asma Zenjali, Morocco

    I wish, here, to say ''thank you'' to each of them. And also to the poet-friends in the editorial board with me:
    Daniel Brick, Pamela Sinicrope, Richard Thézé.
    Daniel and Pam, together with Leila Samarrai and Valsa George Nedumthallil, wrote a commentary to each and every poem.
    Our ebook will be published first at Amazon, on December 20.
    Then at Smashwords.com (at the end of March 2016) where everybody will be able to download the book free
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/6/2015 2:46:00 PM)

    and we can add that your poem has been selected for the collection ''POETRY AGAINST TERROR''.. and it will be published in ebook * soon.. :)

    * first at Amazon.
    Later at Smashwords, where it will be a free ebook
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    Free Bird (12/7/2015 7:59:00 AM)

    I am Very Much Glad to know that.waiting for 20th Decemeber: D Cheers!

  • Saadat Tahir (12/4/2015 3:22:00 PM)

    a contemporary topic with such a huge import
    nice ideas grouped together well.

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    Free Bird (12/7/2015 8:00:00 AM)

    Wow Great news to hear.! cheers

    Fabrizio Frosini (12/6/2015 2:47:00 PM)

    and also Tahir's poem, will be in the book.. ;)

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/1/2015 11:18:00 PM)

    A great message through a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/1/2015 11:00:00 AM)

    Very well written poem....Liked it, A thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (12/1/2015 9:02:00 AM)

    it's a wonderful poem, you have painted the true picture of terrorism with beautiful images and suggestive words, i enjoyed reading your poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Claudine Riel (12/1/2015 8:52:00 AM)

    Really nice...thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 5, 2015

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