The Poor

The Poor

a poem by Adnan Shafi


friend A, 2016. Artist:  Hiroko Oikawa . pencil on paper 38 ×54 cm $380

friend A, 2016. Artist: Hiroko Oikawa. pencil on paper 38 ×54 cm $380

I never concern that one is living

In the approbatory jiffs of being rich

Afresh tromping the poor beneath

their feet

That hefty encumbrance,


Too hefty for their daily brawn

That ingurgitating their beliefs,

Had amorousness, in some worthy

jiffs of life,

The circumspect consecration,


The poor are laid waste, like the

gutter worms when clean were it expunged in any wrench

preponderant would boff them instantly bereft of life-


Never seen a man undaunted in the lower class,

Daring to confront,

That impulsive vigor, spooky, I would like to see.

About the author:

Young Adnan Shafi, (23) was born and brought up in a middle class educated Bhat family, which belongs to Chandrigam in Tral area of Kashmir valley. He is a poet, writer, columnist , translator, short story writer  and reviewer. 

 His poetry book "TEARS FALL IN MY HEART'  depicts sorrows and vicissitudes of life. There are various hues in his poems ranging from love to loneliness and despair. Besides, his poetry is replete with simplicity of thought and language. Some of the poems are autobiographical in nature which relate to his own life’s vows.

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