The head, with all its power begins to climb but is stopped with a single thud. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

A lament for Mashal Khan

As the wolves begin to deflower the body, of all dignity, his name surrounds the valley air from the dust to infinity.

Afnan Durrani April 23, 2017
The trees begin to cry and plead,
The vultures touch the inevitable deed,
Blood in the bare naked streets,
A bullet with the heart meets.

The barren walls drown in blood,
The teardrops gushing like a flood,
The soul still void of all disease,
The eyes begin to cry, “Please”.

The sticks now mere knives cutting the morning bud,
The head, with all its power, begins to climb but is stopped with a single thud,
The skull, born from dust, caved in back,
The skin trampled, the wounds in life lack.

As the wolves begin to deflower the body,
Of all dignity,
His name surrounds the valley air from the dust to infinity.
WRITTEN BY:
Afnan Durrani The author is currently doing his A-Levels from Cedar College. His interests include poetry, economics, basketball and alot of Indie music.
The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necassarily reflect the views and policies of the Express Tribune.

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Rex Minor | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Has any one seen heavens in distress? Has any one seen heavens crying? One thing is sure this natural phenomina was being played in the remote corner of the world being orchestrated by the wolves and witnessed alone by the wolves. Mr Mashal was being martyred and no angels came to aid simply because there are no more angels in the Mardan region not even in the university environment. God the creator of the universe and humans took this individual back unto him for this is the law of the nature that we must all return to the creator when our mission has expired. May God bless the soul of Mr Mashal Khan and give courge to those ho loved him indeed. Rex Minor
Hasan | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend @siessmann:disqus civilized societies or other societies don't need it.
siesmann | 3 years ago True.But who will convince Mullahs?
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