Sorry We Shot Your Kid...Sorry We Shot Your Kid, But Here's $500Sorry We Shot Your Kid...8 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
For the entire war in Iraq, the press has been kept largely in the dark concerning the number of civilians killed by our forces, and what happened in the aftermath. Now several hundred files posted online reveal some of the true horror while raising questions about lack of compensation.
Here you will find, for example, that when the U.S. drops a bomb that goes awry, lands in an orchard, and does not detonate -- until after a couple of kids go out to take a look -- our military does not feel any moral or legal reason to compensate the family of the dead child because this is, after all, broadly speaking, a "combat situation."
Also: What price (when we do pay) do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers who mistook his book bag for a bomb satchel? Would you believe $500? And when we shoot an Iraqi journalist on a bridge we shell out $2500 to his widow -- but why not the measly $5000 she had requested?
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IslamIslam in generalIslam7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Islam is incredible
To be a little suitable
Quran is lyrical and truthful
Humble when I read it
Humble when ever I hear it
Islam is a way of life
Islam is my way of life
Islam is the only truth in this life
Now tell me whats right
Mistaken for the wrong mind
Just let the creatures
And the human preachers take all the wounds of this nature
Too hard on paper!
God did give you the past the present and the future written
All you got to do is look into it and start pitching
And if your ashamed of the way you livin
Open the doors of Islam and youll be full of blessings
SuicideI cut myself todaySuicide11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I started to bleed
The pain is so intense
and I start to scream
I cut myself today
and I start to cry
why did I do this?
I don't want to die
I crawl to the door
I'm at the top of the stairs
I try and yell for help
But the words don't come out
I try to get up
but my knees are so weak
I take my last breath
with one tear rolling down my cheek
Scratches.That dimension, consist of black and white.Scratches.6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Can i call it unusual?
About those brief scratches and their shadows
And those whorls that preserve the lines
Revolving on the sheets, last with rustling out in silence
It's kinda weird i know, when suddenly u can think that coloured thing isnt that important.
Or maybe it is, but black and white are suddenly just all right.
Accenting black on white, and the vivid form after that just seems so right
And when eventually black and white are no more complete,
I want you to spill the colours over my sketch.
aku gilagemuruh detak datang tiba-tibaaku gila6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
di hadapan layar besar terang
dalam gelap ruang
aku jadi gila
cukup satu temu saja
kau buatku jatuh
cukup satu temu juga
aku sadari diri ini tak cukup baik
mungkin kalau kita bertukar gender
langsung saja kau kutembak
tapi nanti jangan mati
nanti aku tambah gila
A Suicide Note..A Suicide Note..11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dear Mum and Dad,
First of all you need to know that this is not your fault,
It's mine, for I locked my problem inside me like a vault,
Problems that I was never able to tell you,
Problems that I'm sick of dealing with. I'm through.
I'm sick of pretending that everything's alright,
I'm sick of having all these emotional demons to fight.
I can't take my depressing life anymore,
I realize I felt this way too often before.
I now know I'm not needed in this place,
Just another stupid teen, just another ugly face.
I can tell I'm secretly hated by everyone I know,
Though, when I'm around, they don't let their hatred show.
My life has no purpose as I can clearly see,
No one needs me and everyone hates me
I hate this world I live in, I hate how I feel now.
I try so hard to be accepted, but I don't know how.
I hate my reputation.. a fat loser.. a slut
So I'm ending my life, my wrists I will cut.
I want you two to know, that I really do love you,
But I hate my life too much, this is the only thi
Waiting EndlesslyI have Waited endlessly for some salvationWaiting Endlessly8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
So I could rise above the world and hide
from all, the hate, the lies, the dead and the blood,
For it is all I see in this world today is an
A death of innocence and the rise of hell
upon this world I was born in and love,
Why must we face the lies from the leaders
who call themselves wise,
Why can we not rise above the insanity and,
make our lives what they were suppose to be,
And live in a world where love and peace is
the only thought,
And children will run free on the soft grass, and smell the clean air,
Then Harsh words will be dead and gone,
and the people will talk in a sweet tone,
But the way I see this world today I think,
I will have to wait endlessly till the end.
© Mohammad Babar Khan
Funny ThingHey boy, why don't you listen to yourself? You're looking for the queen of diamonds, and you climb the great beanstalk, but what it is that you are looking for? You are cast down from the very sky you dream of, and isn't it funny all this time you speak of how grand it is being up there?Funny Thing5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Hey boy, you are smiling at the mirror, and you wonder why the shadow isn't smiling back. You see the figure in the crowd, a mirage, a faint glimpse of tomorrow that you even don't know will come. Your fear stops you from moving, your steps being reduced to a motionless stillness. You sing the song that nobody will listen to, and isn't it funny all this time you speak of how everybody seems to be in tune with that song?
Hey boy, the princess loves your poems, the songstress loves your songs, the seamstress loves your stories. But still, you are kicked out of that palace, the place you grew to love, the courtyard where you showed your funny trick. When you kicked the dust off your ragged shoes, none kis