Tuesday, 1 April 2014

POEM: 1-4-2014


An ekphrastic poem:

THE AFGHAN GIRL

Piercing sea-green eyes
Accuse us of atrocities
Pashtun’s pride, Sarbat Gula
Smile less, La Gioconda
Red scarf flying in tatter
Fleeing the gunship helicopter
Alone in Nasir Bagh squalor
At twelve, a helpless victim of war
Made immortal by Steve Curry
Forlorn waif that time could not bury

 ©2014  April

Lalarukh Lasharie

2 comments:

  1. Packs a powerful punch! Love the lack of punctuation, as if unconstrained, uncontained. Love it!

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  2. Thank you Ray, I always appreciate your comments!

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