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Umm Abdullaah
06-22-2007, 08:55 PM
The publication of an anthology of works, composed on paper cups by detainees, provides a harrowing insight into the torments and fading hopes of prisoners. Leonard Doyle reports

The words of the celebrated Pakistani poet were scratched on the sides of a Styrofoam cup with a pebble. Then, under the eyes of Guantanamo Bay's prison guards, they were secretly passed from cell to cell. When the guards discovered what was going on, they smashed the containers and threw them away, fearing that it was a way of passing coded messages.

Fragments of these "cup poems" survived, however, and are included in an 84-page anthology entitled Poems from Guantanamo: the Detainees Speak, to be published later this year by the University of Iowa Press.

You can read 3 of the poems here inshaAllah: (It will make you weep)


http://istighfar.wordpress.com/2007/...mo-is-it-true/

http://istighfar.wordpress.com/2007/...mo-death-poem/

http://istighfar.wordpress.com/2007/...-the-shackles/
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wilberhum
06-22-2007, 09:07 PM
How did the "Cup Poems" get out of Guantanamo? :-\
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NobleMuslimUK
06-22-2007, 09:20 PM
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The brothers in guantanamo Inshallah make sincere dua, and we should all pray for their release and safe being. May Allah make their test easy. Ameen.
The barbarians that are inflicting such carnage upon them will have their comeupances in the fires of Hell.
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