Hesitation... Why have I been hesitating for so long?Hesitation...6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Am I afraid of failure? Yes.
Am I afraid of change? Yes.
Am I afraid I'd lose something else? Yes.
Am I afraid to take a risk? Yes.
Do I fear I'll succeed? Yes.
Do I fear things will finally change? Yes.
Do I fear I'd gain something? Yes.
Am I afraid to be happy? Yes, terrified.
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
Reflection of an Anorexic Mirror Mirror,Reflection of an Anorexic4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
On the wall
Who is the thinnest
One of all
I know it's not me
I'm just too fat
Long and tall
Who is the skinniest
One of all
Stand up straight
Suck in your gut
Then I may not hate
Clear and bright
Please don't watch
As I starve tonight
Disgusting and lifeless
Without another guess
Don't show me
Bent over, wishing
For what I can't be
I'm stuck in this body
With food to fear
Broken and shattered
Don't stare at me
With this body battered
With blood running
Down my curled fist
Stupid mirror, you had it coming!
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