Javed Latoo – Two Poems

The Galway Review

authorDr. Javed Latoo is a senior medical practitioner and a medical editor based in the UK. In his spare time, Dr. Latoo writes poetry. His poems have been published in various literary journals as well as in medical journals. His first collection of poems is Gushing Fountain: A Collection of Poems (2015). He also has co-edited and contributed to a poetry collection called Bird on a Wire (2016) with the support of National Health Services (NHS) UK.

Of Democracy

Dear friend,
I am writing with a heavy heart.
When democracy arrived into
Our streets and hearts;
With a sign of empowerment
Inscribed on her forehead;
Heralding rising of dawn,
New hopes and promises,
New wings for our dreams;
Tears jeweled our eyes;
Our adulation was almost divine.

After all upheaval and ravage,
The face of this bruised nation
Smiled like beaming stars.
We greeted democracy with
Cheerful songs.
Carried her on…

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