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Friends by Vildana Stanisic

My friend, unknown and known,where are you in such a hurry Yes, stop for a moment!Open your eyes and look around.Does your little heart ache? Stop for a minute my friend!How long do others get rich at your expense?They have an old sloganand stick to the one who quarrels and rule. Slow down, my friend,and […]

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Campus Police by Pankhuri Sinha

Hosting a harassment filing competition almostThe campus policeTaking overAs the voice of the powerfulA strange power mediatorBecoming the mightyThe voice of the establishmentBecoming one with themSpeaking in their voiceTheir viewsAgainst youAlways against youYou, the newcomerYou, the dreamerTo the extent against youAs to get you out of the pictureRemoved foreverFrom all frames of powerAre these your […]

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In My Police Complaints by Pankhuri Sinha

The burning questionThe most bizarreAnnihilatingDisturbing to the pointThat makes living impossibleIs that FineI even acceptI am under surveillanceFighting itComes laterBut who is monitoring it?Who all?How comeSo manyHave called meAt timesThat you simply cannotNot noticeWhen the phone rang?And this is after the hospital sojournHaving asked the nurseHow can you not noticeIf the police sirenGoes off often […]

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Woe Unto The Earth by Olaoba Tomiwa

The sounds of chariots of fireHastily rushed into the sounds of thunders.Two lights collided, andSpelled a pathway for a crystal water. Melodies of sorrowful songsPlayed in the miserable atmosphere.Contradiction and confusion,Were the new contesting governors for the dear earth. The rage of rain and volcano,And the rage of earthquakeMade a beautiful sunny dayTurned black and […]

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From This End by Abuchi Onyema

From that end,Life looks so embitteredEmptied, and full of iniquitiesBring no good news but casualties From that end,Life looks like a battlefieldA ground for the mighty and braveryDishing out war and unhealthy rivalry From that end,Life was very poor and unkindHard, weird and very frustratingA graveyard for dreams and hope But from this endLife looks […]

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Voice of Kashmir by Sana Khalid

Develop the humanity, break the chain of oppressiveness Stop the differences which create the pain of aggressiveness Valley of heaven has lost its own natural fragranceMalodorous aroma of blood promoted the vengeance Awaiting eyes are pleading for mercyFor many decades compelled people are in searcy After losing every person’s beloved, all have tiredUntil, nobody wants […]

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Keep The Fire Burning by Okorie Harrison

The fire is onKeep it burningThe sky is cloudyIt will fall soonThe heat is tensedWho will get burnt The revolution has beganNothing can stop itThis is the time to speak upAnd never give up We can’t dieWhile still breathingEven though I kill myselfI will never dieBecause my spirit is highMy heart is heavyMy soul yearn […]

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Listen by Rosie Caristea

To the silence; words unspoken,To the tears; fast cascading,To the eyes intent looking,To the heartbeat; throbbing; aching. Hear the cry of frustration,lips quivering in pain,Hear the tremor of voices,hands that are trembling,And oh! hear the gnashing of teeth,the agony of trying,the controlled power,the dagger stare! There is the sound of anger,the sound of loathe and […]

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Lonely Pathway by Abuchi Onyema

On this lonely pathwayI lost my precious heartOn this lonely pathwayEverything was takenAway from me, forcefullyWith aims and ammunition Please trace me with my spilled bloodsIf I got lost on this pathwayPreach no love to meIf I finally walked awayLest i died on this lonely pathwayFind my stolen heartAnd return it to the rightful owner. […]