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Yanis Iqbal India
A Poem by Yanis Iqbal

A Poem by Yanis Iqbal

Yanis Iqbal India//8:27pm, Jan 9th '22

Building

On the streets of luxury - beyond the gardens of graves - lies a building,

Tall, sturdy, hard.

Engraved with glasses of wealth,

Splattered with corpses of commodities,

A nauseating stench permeates each perforation of its shiny surface.

Just outside its iron bars of privilege,

Image

Paragraphs of poverty - punctuated with the commas of brute deaths - are written with blood and body.

Adjacent to the barbed wires surrounding the numb, sclerotic walls,

Lie the rickety legs and malformed bones of penury-eaten children - 

Enrobed in the torn clothes of tear-blistered mothers.

The building - founded on the scaffolding of workers' sweat - looks at the glutinous muck of misery around itself,

Sure of its ugly existence as a spigot of wretchedness.

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A Country Called Libya
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A Country Called Libya

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Courageous Alabama Coal Miners	 and the Longest Labor Strike in United States History
Luis Lazaro Tijerina USA//11:57pm, Nov 11th '21

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A Young Genius and the Destruction of a Russian Figure Skater
Luis Lazaro Tijerina USA//5:42pm, Feb 26th '22

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The Imperialist Farce of Women's Rights in Afghanistan
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The Imperialist Farce of Women's Rights in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan in the Hands of Taliban, Again!
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