The Blog

The Naf River (Naf Dojja)

By Mayyu Ali

The river separates Arakan and Bengal
The river that Rohingya startle to hear
The voyage to escape or to die

Where many are swallowed alive

East becomes a roaring inferno
West is the world’s largest makeshift settlement
Some leave their limbs behind, bodies are carried
Others cross with bullets embedded

A bullet in the chest bigger than a heart
A body falls into the water
Another dances on the riverbank
The world just watches on

Whilst criminals erase their marks
The river cradles irrefutable evidence
Whilst human solidarity is a lie
The waves bear witness what the victims suffer

The Art Garden Rohingya

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Your Comment*