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Creative Writing

Sing for me

Sing for me
No songs
No poems
No odes
Sing for me
Feelings, yours and mine
Feelings of Adam’s children
Feelings of those seeping
sweat and blood
Sing for me
Of the perfect life
Welfare and Dignity
Of light without feeding the meter
My prayer:
When the sun is at its height
Or the moon is full
Darkness will retreat
Cockroaches scatter

-    Issa Shivji                            

     Translated by Ida Hadjivayanis