Anand Brown


Flesh Is Not Flesh - Poem by Anand Brown

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.


Comments about Flesh Is Not Flesh by Anand Brown

  • Gold Star - 31,733 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/13/2014 9:38:00 AM)

    A socially relevant poem where such news items are coming. nice. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,072 Points Heather Wilkins (8/22/2013 5:33:00 PM)

    a good write his eyes did not give way to anger but they shone of innocence (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,910 Points Dave Walker (8/21/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    A powerful poem, a great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013


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