Anand Brown


Flesh Is Not Flesh


I woke once to a scream of terror.
The people crowned him with a tyre and set it alight.
I heard too how they cursed him
Shouting: 'Go back home, you foreigner.'

I saw his eyes, I wish I hadnt but I did.
And what I saw in them will haunt me forever.
His eyes did not give away pain or anger
But they shone of innocence.

Venture on child of Zimbabwe to your distant home.
Here in this place flesh is not flesh.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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