Sleep Aylan Sleep

Sleep Aylan sleep,

peaceful eternal sleep.

Because the world has failed you,

humanity has failed you.

Your own people didn’t gave you refuge,

left you to die in deluge.

You should have lived a beautiful life,

grown as strong individual.

But the lust of power and money,

dreadful and corrupt politics,

has taken away your dreams,

your desire to live a happy life.

Now you are in heavenly abode,

with no fear to engulf you day and night,

no border to cross seeking refuge,

no sanctions to be impose upon you,

no rules and law to follow.

Tell God to grant peace in this world,

and other child’s fate be like yours.


(A tribute to Syrian kid, Aylan Kurdi died on the shore of Turkey seeking refuge)





Published by: Shamenaz

Dr. Shamenaz Bano is the Author, Co-Author and Editor of 9 Books, ‘Verses on Racism, Resistance and Refugee Crisis’, ‘Shades of Life’, ‘The Celebration of Our Voices’, ‘Trends, Issues and Implications in Asian Women Writing’, ‘Women Poets: Within and Beyond Shore Volume I & II and Feeling for You. She is currently teaching English Literature at S. S. Khanna Girls P. G. College, Allahabad. She had taught English Literature and Language at Ewing Christian College, Allahabad University and AIET, Allahabad. With a D. Phil in English Literature from the University of Allahabad, she has professional experience of more than 14 years. She has contributed poems to many international poetry Magazines & Anthologies like Women of Substance, Raven Cage Magazine, Poetry Archive, Women of Reflection, Women of Passion, Poetic Souls, Feeling International, Hope Reborn and Glomag. She is a member of the Editorial Board of journals including, Anglisticum (Macedonia), IJRHS (Jordan), Cyber Literature: An Online Journal, The Context, English Literator Society, Literary Miscellany, Research Access & Expressions, Levure Litteraire (France-Germany-USA). She regularly contributes articles to Web-magazines-, and

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