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The World We Inherited



There is so much pain around the world:
A burqa clad young girl returning from college
Riding a scooter attempts to reach home sooner
But a huge truck rams her flimsy ride and she is torn
Into two. She calls home and tells them she is going away!

A sad young father with a babe in arms is boarding a bus
To return home from the free hospital to which he had taken
His baby for treatment. He finds he is unable to pay the fare:
His pocket is picked. Thieves waste no time on compassion.
There are cases of babies seized from despairing moms.

They mourn a world where they say: ”Man eats man!”
Women going to work lauding their gold chains
Are assaulted and their precious ornaments seized
In a moment by well dressed thieves who come
Riding, chain snatching and fleeing on motor bikes!

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Based on real, tragic events. This poem awakens our conscience and inspires us to remember God's message to man.

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Submitted by M.A.Q.Rizvon on July 07, 2021

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M.A.Q. Rizvon

The son of a well-known Urdu poet, I have been fascinated by the idea of atleast one or two collections of Urdu poems to be published. An India born American, I retain a love for poetry inherited from my dad. Urdu is one of the world languages that have a direct rise from the heart. It is more music than prose, and this love translates easily to other languages. The combination of English and Urdu gives us a unique harmony and cultural finesse. It has been easy for me to be an English poet of some rank. At age 91, I feel I have the best grooming to be able to avail a synthesis of not only the two best world languages but also a fusion of two different civilizations. It is a happy life that has been granted to me as I avail the climatic contrast and have, as the saying goes, the best of both worlds. I believe Urdu is the best fount for advancement in English. My first published book of poems is a slim volume titled - 'From My Heart to Yours' that has gained a good footing in the western world also. My wife of 71 years has been of great support to me and I am both glad and proud that we have never had any difference of opinion on any issue and my poems reflect the harmony that exists between us. more…

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