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Palestine: Israel’s raid of Palestinian NGOs draws condemnation from UN, EU

Afghanistan: Bombing of mosque in Kabul kills 21, injures 33

India: Rights groups decry release of 11 convicts in gang rape of Muslim woman, murder case

Pakistan: 20 killed in bus-tanker collision in northeast

Egypt: 41 dead in fire at Coptic church west of Cairo

Tunisia: Tunisian preacher stirs controversy over verses regarding ‘coup’

‘News is not good’: Rushdie’s agent says after author attacked on stage in New York

Greece: Dep Speaker of Parliament advocates ‘necessity’ of spying on country’s Turkish Muslim MPs

Jammu & Kashmir: 3 Indian soldiers, 2 Kashmiri militants killed in shoot-out

Palestine: Four Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Afghanistan: 8 killed, 18 injured in ISIS bombing at Muharram gathering

Palestine: 44 Palestinians killed incl 15 children by Israeli bombing of Gaza civilian areas

Palestine: 29 Palestinians killed, incl 6 children by Israeli indiscriminate bombing in Gaza

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza in unprovoked attack killing 15 incl 5-year-old child

Morocco, Israel agree to enhance security cooperation

UN blames Israel’s ‘coercive measures’ for Palestinian displacements

French gov’t takes flak over deportation decision against well-known imam

Palestine: Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank

Lebanon: Hezbollah warns Israeli gas drilling vessels within range of its missiles

Bangladeshi nationals easy targets of human trafficking gangs

Poets Corner: Maybe Later

30th Oct 2020
Poets Corner: Maybe Later

Led by appetite,
Chasing carnal delight,
Revelling, bingeing, doping,
Anything to keep the cheap thrills going
…Too busy having fun, maybe later…

Fallen and fallen hard
Enamoured by endearment and charm
Dreaming, pining, flying on nine
Giddy with desire, blood on fire
…Too impassioned to think, maybe later…

Driven by insatiable hunger,
For money, luxury, power
Descending at destructive speed
In a senseless spiral of greed
…Too obsessed to bother, maybe later…

Feet up, need to relax, rest
Done with work, struggle, doing my best
Had my kids, made my money, tasted success
Time to finally enjoy, unwind, retire in Dorset
…By the beach, snoozing… maybe later

Soul in my throat, sick with regret…
All the good I could have done!
All that I could have become!
No strength, no breath
…No time, too late.

Fatema Valji | @fatemavaljipoetry
From Who am I? A Collection of Reflective Poems
Published by Sun Behind the Cloud Publications

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