“Why don’t you write about the chaos happening now in the Middle East?”
Some may wonder
“Don’t you have anything intelligent to say in such dreadful times?”
“Oh YES I do of course I do, I have much to say”
When you see a person being beaten up by a mob
Could be slaughtered before your eyes
What would you do first?
Do you stop to help him, save his life?
Or do you point at his dirty clothes,
Ask him to get changed first, as you criticise?
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What I have to say is bitter sweet
Aimed at my Muslim family
From all schools of thought
Drained and disunited
Oppressed and dehumanized
Pushed into a trap
Is it the right time to say what I have to say, then
While babies being slaughtered
And the innocent smothered under?
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