Martyrs in New Fallacies / Walid el Sheikh

Walid el Sheikh Laghoo

We did not rush crying
We did not ask the city inhabitants about the reason
We Only…
Got busy arranging our names
According to the alphabet
So that we don’t fall
Martyrs in new fallacies.
With our teeth…
We said
What is said in public
So they fell from the letters’ weight
And it withdrew dragging behind the camp…
Linguistic funerals
Packed in punctured caskets
From which the sin falls…only to grow.”


“From his second poetry collection “Laughter Left on The Benches