Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rawalpindi in Unionville

Rawalpindi in Unionville
[by Siyaah]

I heard of Rawalpindi
in Unionville
a city
with a village in its name
Over the radio
amidst the glass-figures
an explosion
Why did it bother me
a hand-crafted import
for a dollar
How many people
how many livelihoods?

Hadn't I heard of it
in cricket matches
at home
across the border
Was there anyone winning
was there a home
for me here?

Rawalpindi: 'pind' means village in Punjabi
Unionville: 'ville' from the Latin root means farm/village