Shabbir Hassan’s alphabetic poem recounting major events from 2014.
2014 was the year in which…
Airlines took headlines in aviation mystery
Brazil hosted the World Cup as Germany took victory
Canada left silenced as a soldier was shot dead
Disaster in Egypt but have we forgotten them
Education for Muslims was targeted by Ofsted
Ferguson in flames, police brutality
Gaza was crying out ‘where is the humanity?’
Homosexuality, its marriages were legalised
ISIS caused a crisis but no one has been penalised
Justice not given, Eric Garner was an innocent
Kidnapped were schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants
Lives lost in Peshawar, the saddest of endings
Madness in Sydney as a mad man sought vengeance
No was the answer for Scotland’s independance
Online saw hackings, leakings and dramas
Peace prize was awarded and given to Malala
Quoting Obama ‘we will close down Guantanamo’
Right after the CIA’s torture revelations
Syria’s satanic siege keeps us debating
Turmoil around the world, we don’t see the reality
UKIP in Britain were gaining popularity
Voices in the media were given to the bigoted
Water was wasted with the Ice Bucket initiative
X is unknown, unknown is what’s after
Years are going by, whilst time does go faster
Zooming by, this year made us ponder
2015 is the year we’ll be stronger…
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