The Callous Statues

by Shahida Latif

The callous statues,
Sitting in front of the computers:
The calculating machines,
Press the buttons to launch havocs,
Can not calculate the magnitude,
Of pangs, pains and sheerness of cries,
When they fall with deafening explosions,
Upon the heads of humanity:
Mewling infants, schooling kids,
Women old and young;
The most beautiful object of the universe,
Splattering, splashing around blood,
Scattering debris, wreckage and remains,
Far away from the launching fingers,
Seeing eyes, thinking minds,
And feeling pulsating hearts.

Shahida Latif

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Hi! I am Shahida Latif from Pakistan, I am the author of many books of Urdu poetry and one novel Saath Ishq "Seven Love Legends". In my poetic career I made several tours abroad and participated in seminars and poetry reading sessions, during the international tours I was asked by the literary figures to write in English as well, so I wrote my first poetry book in English, titled "Drop The Weapons", consisting of 70 poems. The book will be soon brought out, before the month of August 2011. I have been appreciated a lot by the readers. I hate bloodshed in the world, when any one is killed in war or in any conflict my heart weeps, I through my poetry want to give the message to humanity to end war and it is the easiest to do so, just drop the weapons, enlarge your zones of acceptance, consider all men and women are children of the same parents; we can make the world more and more beautiful with love and patience and by preferring others interests to ours. It is the only way to maintain peace in the world, open your eyes and minds lest it should be too late. Love and peace for all.Shahida Latif

Last updated June 26, 2011