kafil uddin raihan.

Alas Palestine!

Till now,
They haven't seen this naked world,
They haven't known the human greed,
They haven't learnt the mystery of life and death,
They haven't understood the religion and racism,
They haven't taught a letter from the alphabet,
They are still innocent children.

Till now,
They haven't seen the colors of life,
They haven't known the truth and lie,
They haven't learnt earth and ocean,
They haven't understood why walls on border.
They haven't taught to speak of freedom.
They are still innocent children.

But see, they are dying,
your deadly weapon don't miss them,
Don't forget to take their lives,

Have you seen,
What a thirst to see the around in their dead eyes!
How much wonders in their speechless mouth!
How many dreams cry out in those beat less hearts!
How many spring waiting to touch those bloodless hands!
How many miles to walk away with those torn legs!

You will never see,
Their fathers, mothers, kith and keen everyday,
Crying and cursing, that never reached to you.
Alas Palestine! How many dead child you will bear!
Alas Israel! How much young blood you will need!
Alas people! How many dead generations to wake you up!
Alas...

Poem Submitted: Monday, July 27, 2009

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  • Matt MooneyMatt Mooney (8/27/2009 10:33:00 AM)

    'They have'nt seen the colour of life'- their blood is on the hands of the free world still. The onslaught should have been stopped before so many young lives were needlessly destroyed. Your poem is an excellent one on this subject which pained us so much while we had to stand idly by at a distance. Maybe their people will have their own Palestine state all to themselves in peace soon so that they can live normal lives and rear their children to maturity.The free world should see to it.

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  • Anthony Edmond JohnAnthony Edmond John (8/10/2009 12:34:00 PM)

    The Truth in its full context..
    nice creative Work My brother..Cheers.
    The Sage

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  • Surya . (8/6/2009 7:52:00 PM)

    wonderful poem with poigant question to all world citizens.voted10
    surya

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  • Shefali Saini (8/5/2009 7:19:00 AM)

    this is a very sentimental poem..and very thoughtful

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  • Dana Amer (8/3/2009 5:41:00 AM)

    Such an ammazing poem, it means the world to me because im from Palestine, & its so touching to feel such sympathy from others for whats happening in the childrens` daily life....im honored to read it, thank you...

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (8/2/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    They will not listen.The hatred has been injected to their veins since ages.

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  • gurka khan (7/31/2009 1:44:00 PM)

    this is where homo sapiens all achievement become meaningless, kudos to u
    10+.

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  • dr veenaa rai (7/31/2009 10:38:00 AM)

    the unheard cries of war are being heard now...u penned it so beautifully..

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  • Will Barber (7/29/2009 8:59:00 PM)

    Secretary of State George C. Marshall told Harry Truman, sixty years ago, that he should not recognise Israel. Marshall was the wisest man of his generation, and not just on that subject.

    A passionate poem, indeed.

    Longtime enemies come to resemble each other.

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  • sara }i{ (7/28/2009 2:51:00 PM)

    yah......i cant agree more
    what can i say! ! ! ........more than amazing
    i really cant thank you enough for reading this poem

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/28/2009 6:36:00 AM)

    But see, they are dying,
    your deadly weapon don't miss them,
    Don't forget to take their lives,
    dying for nothing...only homeland they want that too denied...no peaceful living....10

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  • Hebert Logerie Sr.Hebert Logerie Sr. (7/27/2009 6:36:00 PM)

    Very POWERFUL message! Peace and Love!
    War is HELL, was is DEATH.

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  • Tamara Hanaring A Thought Mate (7/27/2009 6:38:00 AM)

    with a sigh Alas...thanks for writting those touching true words, if they see that eyes which left opened like angel there..how can i describe that angel's eyes.howw can forget that face, that body which was burried except the head, oh how can forget that father while he carrry his kids infront of the camera lens, while he scream oh please see those kids who were murderd by the bombs or the bullets in their so soft flesh.. No I will never foreget that angelic eyesssssssss..oh if they can listen to what that kid said...

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