Malala

She was on the bus on her way home
Another 8th grader’s day done
Thinking of homework and some such
Not about a Talibani with his god gun
Malala wants to be a doctor
Now she desperately needs one
Hope she survives this pop assignment
Hope that Taliban considers his job done
What is Islam afraid of
Would Muhammad really approve
How do you make an Enlightenment happen
Pray Malala can heal and improve
Barrack got a Nobel Peace Prize
For what no one can really say
Malala Yousufzai actually is earning hers
Pray God she might recover to go outside to play

UPDATE 10/15 LONDON/BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) – A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has every chance of making a “good recovery”, British doctors said on Monday as 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai arrived at a hospital in central England for treatment of her severe wounds.

“One of them, who had a small beard, went inside and asked the children which was Malala,” Shah told AFP.
“He fired three shots. One bullet hit Malala’s head. The second hit the shoulder of her school friend and the third inflicted a minor leg injury to another girl on the bus,” the policeman added.

Malala Yousafzai, 14, was taken to a local hospital and then to the northwestern city of Peshawar for further treatment, but doctors said she was out of danger. Two other girls were also wounded, police officer Rasool Shah said.
Malala won international recognition for highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when the Islamist militants led by radical cleric Maulana Fazlullah burned girls’ schools and terrorised the valley.
She received the first-ever national peace award from the Pakistani government last year and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by advocacy group KidsRights Foundation in 2011.
Police accounts of the attack changed during the day. Initially, an officer told AFP Malala was shot as she was getting on the school bus, then later that a gunman on foot flagged down the bus some distance away.

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Sometimes a rhyme or couplet wanders across my consciousness. So, I share it. Other times I'm a hospice social worker; others, a Dad; others, southerner, New Orleanian, cajun enthusiast, voter, and on better days, a not-too-awful-poet/rhymster. Welcome to my page. Enjoy.

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