Sadiqullah Khan


Worth The War - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

Hafez would trade Bukhara and Samarkand,
For the love’s mole on the chin.
Worth the war, a country on globe,
For a century erase, the diamond’s weight.

From battles in ball to battlefields –
Had I not been a poet, not a license,
For whatever cost, ride the horse,
Or win her hand across the lands.

Happy fair, let me tell you,
O flamboyance, the mole on her cheek,
Is a melanoma, a cancerous bleed.

-To Joanne Herring

Sadiqullah Khan
Gilgit
August 11,2015.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and art


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Joanne King Herring (born July 3,1929) is an American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and former television talk show host. Hailing from Houston, Texas, she is most known for her long association and political relation with the President of Pakistan Zia-ul-Haq (1977–88) . Herring also served as the honorary consul at the Consulate-General of Pakistan based in Houston; she is also the recipient of the Jinnah Medal– one of Pakistan's highest honor.
Throughout the 1980s, Herring played a role in helping the U.S. Representative Charlie Wilson to persuade the U.S. government to train and arm the Mujahideen resistance fighters to fight in the Soviet war in Afghanistan, which began in 1979. Source: Wikipedia

Texas Women Hall of fame, Joanne Herring @ youtube

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015



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