Tareq Jalabi

She

I`ve never cried
until she died
lying in bed
rolling from side to side
closing my eyes
i`m nothing but blind
no more rest
no more sleep
my soul is destroyed
from surface to deep
i`ve never wet the land
where i stand
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i`ve never dropped a tear
in a moment of fear
till the time my heart
was torn by a spear
till the time my guide
was no longer near
i cried and cried
my face never dried
the only time i cried
was when humanity died

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, November 13, 2008

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  • Prof. Dr. Sakti Chakravorty (11/8/2009 11:27:00 AM)

    ‘…the only time i cried // was when humanity died ‘
    Very touchy and moving line.
    Ten++
    dr.sakti

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  • Alex Andreev (11/6/2009 1:54:00 PM)

    с п а с и б о з а п р е д л о ж е н и е п р о ч е с т ь т в о и р а б о т ы ! н а с а м о м д е л е о ч е н ь х о р о ш о , к р а с и в о и в р и ф м у . з н а е ш ь , к о г д а м ы Р о с с и я н е т в о р и м н е н а р у с с к о м я з ы к е а н а , к п р и м е р у , а н г л и й с к о м , н а с в с е г д а о т л и ч а е т р у с с к а я л ю б о в ь к р и ф м е , к м а г и и с л о в и в ы р а ж е н и й ... т е б е у д а л о с ь с о б л ю с т и з а к о н ы р и ф м ы , м н е о ч е н ь п о н р а в и л о с ь

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  • Ronell Warren AlmanRonell Warren Alman (11/5/2009 7:00:00 PM)

    Strong emotion here! Good poem overall!

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  • Joseph Poewhit (11/5/2009 2:50:00 PM)

    Words have a sad sensitivity

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  • Tristan Maverick (11/5/2009 2:31:00 PM)

    the first stanza was, unfortunately, not my favorite. i do very much enjoy the ending of the second stanza though. overall, i enjoy this piece.

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  • Emu Getachew (11/5/2009 2:11:00 PM)

    the grief is intense and i am glad you used the female gender to express the demise of humanity. Not to say anything negative about the male gender but humanity bear, deliver and raise the human race from inception to birth...thanks for the invite...

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  • Carol Gall (11/5/2009 1:38:00 PM)

    emotional poem very good

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (11/5/2009 1:33:00 PM)

    a very touching poem..a well expressed emotion and well versed...good poem...

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  • Nic Leisure (11/5/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    i can't say it was the best but it was good to read i'll give you a two thums up on it
    keep up the good work...10

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  • Steven Aragon (11/5/2009 1:26:00 PM)

    That was beautiful. You seduced me. At first, i thought it was a simple love poem until i reached the end. it was intense. It's so sad to say that it does seem at times like humanity is dying. The piece flowed very easy. pleasing ot the ears. great stuff.

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  • Miral El Nahry (1/10/2009 11:51:00 AM)

    I feel the grief of the poem..so sad

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  • Katherine Ng Li Hoon (12/30/2008 8:36:00 PM)

    I do not know who are you griefinf for but I can felt the sadness when I read it.

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  • Crystal Torres (12/28/2008 1:47:00 AM)

    i liked it it really made me think i felt like i new what you were feeling by writing it...but im not sure but i really liked it..=]

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  • Reina Lorenzo (11/22/2008 7:54:00 AM)

    this really nice. i enjoy reading it.. strong! !

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  • Min Sia (11/17/2008 5:14:00 AM)

    Touching..powerful words! The words slashes through! You'll ask for more as you read!

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  • Marria Attar (8/24/2008 9:35:00 AM)

    wow..nicely written..i like the way u connect the words together and how u make them rhyme...great job!

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  • Sage of Time (8/11/2008 2:32:00 AM)

    wow thats awesome....and deep...sweet

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  • Little Hatila ;) (8/8/2008 11:11:00 AM)

    that was great....u organized the sentences very nicely...

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  • Livi Topley (8/5/2008 12:53:00 PM)

    Its great, the way you personified humanity as 'she' really made the poem come to life, there is so much emotion.

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  • everything has a name but meeverything has a name but me (7/17/2008 10:32:00 AM)

    Interesting perspective on humanity. I like.9

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