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
Poet's Notes about The Poem
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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