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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,

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Nobody ever is naturally wealthy,

Those feudal Qatari thugs,

Running a system of wage-slavery,

Stooges of a decadent West,

Whose conscience long murdered,

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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 Professor at the Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.

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