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The Invisible and the Damned

Date Written: November 8, 2017
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Aijaz Zaka Syed 

(Dedicated to the refugees of Burma, Syria and refugees everywhere)

You can look away now
No one left to be saved here
Fields in flame, smoking homes
And bodies everywhere 
Nothing left standing or living
Not a thing worth living
It's all ov’r, dear world

 

We the invisible and the damned
The rejected, reviled and raped
Have long ceased to exist
This land, the sky and these fields,
home since time immemorial,
For as long as we can remember
Aren’t ours anymore
We belong here no more
Children of a lesser god
Stuck in the netherworld of nations and borders
We exist no more

 

We the invisible and the damned
Are all but a dead statistic on the world’s conscience
We exist no more
For the blessed world
With all its fine, empty words
and wringing hands.

 

You can look away now
No one left to be saved here
Nothing left standing or living
Not a thing worth living 
It’s all ov’r, dear world 
You can look away now

 

One comment on “The Invisible and the Damned”

  1. Uma Natarajan     November 8, 2017

    Wonderful. Just amazing

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