The Cancer Boy


This poem was written to highlight the plight of a little boy Zaqwan Ali, in Gojra, Pakistan. Many others like him every day fall prey to diseases of all sorts.

Never met him,
Never knew
The pain he carried
The little boy
In his body
The frail and tired
And yet, I cry
Thousands miles away
As earth covers in its blanket
The tiny soul
As snowflakes cover
The distant echoes
Of pain and despair
“I wish I could do more”

Underneath that earth,
The angel, the world
And emptiness in hearts
Still alive, his parents
Yet I cry, thousand miles away
As earth covers in its blanket
The tiny soul
As snowflakes cover
The distant echoes
Of pain and despair
For children in need
Of my home, and place
“I wish could do more”

Kashkin

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2 thoughts on “The Cancer Boy

  1. A very touching poem. I t would be nice if the so called peoples’ g;overnment were to spend some of their time towards these urgent health problems than holding “Darbars” in Lahore.

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