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(April 01,1954 / Pakistan)

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
And follow their fate
Through fields and trails
Massifs and woods
With all their goods
Love and hate
Mores and tales
All in bales
Carrying their own
Flesh and bones
Feet like stones
Their bodies and souls
Kids and crones
Torn by storms,
Rains and gales
Attacked by guns,
Helis and drones
No role to play
In games of peace
And deadly war
Not a word they say
But a question,
Why? What for?
While we yawn
Sitting at ease
In our climes
They leave their homes
And reside in camps
Strive for a living
Internally displaced and dead
Beg for a dropp of water
And a piece of bread!

(May 12,2009)

(*) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is a neoteric terminology used in reference to those people who adopt refuge in their own countries due to any life threatening disturbance like fight between the extremists and security agencies or fight between the local millitant groups that results in catastrophic changes in their lives and they leave their homes due to anarchy in their respective area. (NAN)

Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2009
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Trevor Schulte (11/27/2013 11:36:00 PM)

    Naseer, I really enjoyed this poem. It was a captivating piece that was not only rhythmic but also empathy driven. Bless you in your writing Naseer and keep animating life's reality with your words =]

    (10 stars)

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  • Adeline Foster (10/5/2011 5:32:00 PM)

    This is a good poem. I have heard much about refugee camps in war-torn lands. I wrote one about the homeless in this country, a different view. Read mine – We the Unencumbered –

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/26/2010 11:57:00 PM)

    From: Vp Ramesan (India ;)
    To: Naseer Ahmed Nasir
    Date Time: 1/26/2010 11: 40: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject: comments

    Dear Naseer,

    Your poem 'IDP'S' narrates the chaos and pathos as well as trials and turbulations of the internally displaced human beings. All the continents are confronted with such a miserable condition. Yet the mankind is not prepared to stop violence by man against man. My heart goes to the IDP'S. Congrats! For your poem I give ten marks.

    Poet Vadakkumpurath Ramesn

  • Prof. Dr. Sakti Chakravorty (11/6/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    Why much blood shedding?
    Why much shelling?
    Why mass killing?
    Why so much of fundamentalism?
    All’re answered in this poem [thro’ the poetic and empathic hue]

    Cordially invite to my page with your comments and or criticism and…if you please.

  • Marilyn Lott (10/31/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    And it will always be this way. Thank you, Naseer for your
    letter explaining how life is in your area and that you are in
    a safe place. I hope you always are and wish so much that
    the entire world was a safe place. Your poem is so strong
    and powerful. You have a warm and caring heart. '10! '

    Warm Wishes,

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/2/2009 12:51:00 AM)

    a powerful and touching poem...brings to mind the suffering of those poor ill fated people...very well presented sir....10

  • Elbert Matt Loubser (8/29/2009 5:10:00 AM)

    these words have power and I believe it'll only help their situation. If only we had more power ourselves, the goodhearted? thankyou for this poem

  • Dark Gurl 55 (8/25/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    it's so touching.. i love it soo much keep up writting similar poems i love to read your poems really..10+++++++++++......

  • Tshering Tobgay (8/15/2009 3:18:00 AM)

    i like the way you wrote, in some ways i supose everyone has their own ways to live with or war for.

  • Samah Hamza (8/9/2009 3:08:00 PM)

    I simply love your's good to know people still remember that others are fighting for their right to live.....that people still care

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