Lost the War
My cousin lost the war.
So did my grand-uncle and another cousin and another cousin and an uncle.
Another relative was killed in the war "Civil Casualty".
The wars were fought in the different battlefields
In the dark crimsom hospital room,
lay away dozens upon hundreds of my family
and they lost the war.
Another few were lost in the hell-hole of my parent's country
In the vague plains of Kandahar and Badakshan lay waste to my family
My country, my humankind
But, I guess it doesn't matter we lost the war.
By: Sayed (Yousuf) Quraishi