Kabul Along The Way

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War has turned into a trade

Heads have been sold

as if they weigh like cotton

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and at the scale sit such judges

who taste the blood, then decide the price

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O flag-bearers of the world

you have pained us a lot in the name of security

You cry of peace and security

and you dispatch guns and ammunition

O graveyard of skulls and oppression

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Rip this earth open and come out

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They taunt me with your blood

and you lie intoxicated with thoughts of virgins…

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Poetry by Matiullah Turab:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/world/asia/an-afghan-poet-shapes-metal-and-hard-words.html?pagewanted=all

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Photos courtesy of

The Reality of Life In Afghanistan:

http://www.rawa.org/temp/runews

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