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NOT NEWS, BUT POETRY

 

 

JCD [Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal -- the ruling party student wing] leader killed in Trishal

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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

 

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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.

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The good and evil equally need them,

So when one more dies, no one turns to mourn.

I wished to stop collecting these unread

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Iftekhar Sayeed teaches English and economics. He was born and lives in Dhaka, "ˇBangladesh. He has contributed to AXIS OF LOGIC, ENTER TEXT, POSTCOLONIAL "ˇTEXT, LEFT CURVE, MOBIUS, ERBACCE, THE JOURNAL, and other publications. "ˇHe is also a (more...)
 

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