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Leader

Take a crow’s beak,
A snake’s tongue,
A chicken’s brain,
And the heart of a rambler,
A dog’s throat
That barks well,
A mule’s stubbornness,
And deck it pride,
Mud from the village,
And the city’s dunghill;
And then befriend
A blind potter,
Who will prepare
A new leader for you.


Translated from Pashto by Taimur Khan

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