Who am I to Complain?

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‘You can complain since roses have thorns, or you can rejoice since thorns have roses.’

What are we to pay for those, or are paying, paying…?

As yes they have!

Hope lies in between roses and thorns! And let’s say: are we also in between? Oh! do we rejoice or do we complain?

Sometimes thorns offer cheers, I have blood on my hands. Sometimes roses offer tears,

I hear a heart shatters.

Thorns are yours…roses are yours!

To me, what matters, shatters or uproars?

Who am I to complain? Who am I to rejoice?


Fotograf: Cato Lein.

Anisur Rahman (b. 1978) is a poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, journalist, literary critic and translator. He is a member of The Swedish Writers’ Union and Honourary Member of The Swedish PEN. He sits in the program and reference group for the Swedish Literature Centre in Uppsala (www.litteraturcentrum.se).



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