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To the migrant workers who died in Qatar building infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup (Poem)

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I curse the country I am born in,

Night and day for not being able to protect,

The rights of migrant workers,

Who barter their bodies for survival,

To offer a semblance of a life with,

Human dignity to their families,

In an alien land whose wealth has come,

From exploitation and not from nature,

Nobody ever is naturally wealthy,

Those feudal Qatari thugs,

Running a system of wage-slavery,

Stooges of a decadent West,

Whose conscience long murdered,

Since the moment they colonized,

A good part of humanity;

The workers died to build a football stadium,

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Prakash Kona is a writer, teacher and researcher who lives in Hyderabad, India. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.

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