Writer Preeti Kaur pens “Letters Home”, a poem in tribute to the victims of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting. An excerpt:
america:enterthe gurdwara door is openour bare feet like cracked glassour covered heads bulletproof from egowe turn our backs on bellinghambuild our gurdwaras from post traumatic cinderof bombed birmingham black churchnina simone sings tera bhaana meetha laageto tune of mississippi goddamngunpowder lines noses of childrenleft behind wailing mummy papa we will never forget you‘the love that forgives’ a lullabywhich sears obedientinto a bittering lemon
You can read the full poem here, and Preeti Kaur’s poignant explanation here.
Donations in support of the victims of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting can be made at WeAreSikhs.com.
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