An Anti War Poem: Science is Killing Us All (Dedicated to Marija Najthefer Popov) / Poem by Dr. Jawaz Jaffri

 
Marija Najthefer Popov
 
 
An Anti War Poem
 
 
Science is Killing Us All
 
Dedicated to Marija Najthefer Popov
A famous poet from Serbia
 
Holding the hem of an old worn out dream,
We have reached a footpath.
 
In the callous streets
Of the hilarious city
Making the atom bomb
Our covering
Keeping begging bowls in the hands
And arms on the fore-heads
We are dormant all oblivious.
 
Amid the fodder
And the crop of swaying starvation,
Our tossing children
Sleep every day
 
On the worn out carpet of patriotism,
Tasting the flowing salt of their eyes
And licking the long-ranged missiles.
 
Long lurking militant tongues
Are bent to represent the weapon-adorers.
Life
Love
Who is the ambassador of Freedom?
 
Our skills are consumed,
In always chiselling the weapons,
Yes! Science is killing us all.
 
Translated by: Mohammad Shanazar
 
 
 

Poem by Dr. Jawaz Jaffri

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