Yasmeen Khan


Lycanthropy


Inky headlines seem steeped in red
Shock waves sent to living dead
Words on air smeared in blood and pain
Cries stabbing the hearts, tears in vain
Flesh ripped, shrapnel blind eyes
Smoke blurs dawn as grief trots
Evening twilight smirched with blots
Faceless killers that prowl and pry
Thirst for blood the lycan quench
Screams and sighs all gore drench

Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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when headlines in papers and words on air leave grief-stricken

Comments about this poem (Lycanthropy by Yasmeen Khan )

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (4/30/2013 1:59:00 AM)

    Strong, Jasmeen...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (4/28/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    Pakistan will not change.Bloodshedding is a daily occurrence i know as India.They are both mudslinged as pakis in il still all over more or less.I like the synopsis in the poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 933 Points Saadat Tahir (4/28/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    very nice poem
    i love poetry like this, its imaginative and creates something out of nothing
    most rhymes work well
    and it has a nice meter
    the musicality is awesome

    great job quill (Report) Reply

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