NOT NEWS, BUT POETRY
JCD [Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal -- the ruling party student wing] leader killed in Trishal
MYMENSINGH, Jan 28: A local Chatra Dal leader was killed in an attack by his rivals at village Balipara in Trishal upazilla today (Friday) over leasing out of a sand quarry....
- The Bangladesh Observer , January 30, 2005
Why do I cut out these headlines? For whom?
I add another headline to the hundreds
I have already saved. From what? Oblivion?
The murder of these young boys bothers no one:
They are foot-soldiers of democracy
As well as criminals fighting for turf.
The good and evil equally need them,
So when one more dies, no one turns to mourn.
I wished to stop collecting these unread
Obituaries: let forgetfulness
Be their reward, their epitaphs be blanks.
But how could I let their lives, used, abused,