‘The Jolly Trinity’ by Fauzia Rafique

UN declares November 10 the Malala Day
.

First, they brought us
our enemies
from Tora Bora
Afghanistan, the allah-crazed
soldiers to bomb our schools
Now, they bring us
our heroes
hijacking
one
courageous face
of our resistance
Hail angelina!
Resurrect madonna!
Wash dirty dollar
into
charitable currency
Drone fire aggression
into
noble democracy
War-lording action
into
exodus of decency
Our young heroes
into
brokering commodity
US-NATO-UN
the jolly trinity

Nov. 2012

From ‘Holier Than Life’ (Purple Poppy Press, June 2013)

Available at
Gumroad
Amazon
Smashwords

.

Advertisements