Poems tagged ‘New Zealand’

Atta Elayyan 1985-2019

Atta Elayyan 1985-2019

Friday the day of Jumuah
For Muslims their greatest day
Atta Elayyan and forty eight souls
To the Mosque they went to pray

He kept goal for the Futsal team
New Zealand and Canterbury
FIFA confirm a life cut short
At the age of thirty three

The striking thing with evil
Their hate will consume and conjoin
Mirroring that they most resent
Two faces of the very same coin

Atta served his country with distinction
Christchurch gifted freedom and rights
He was a hero, a new father
Forever an icon for the Futsal Whites

Dedicated to those lost at #Christchurch


© emdad Rahman

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