People with Green Hearts


Arabic poem,

Author شهرزاد الخليج

Translated and illustrated by Nahida Exiled Palestinian

 

People with green hearts

The colour of trees is the colour of their hearts 
Their dreams… water pure
 Their imagination… sky wide
 They are capable of infinite forgiveness 
Have the ability to bathe in optimism
 And to wash themselves in dreams to the very last drop

 People with green hearts
 Don’t ever expect to be stabbed from the back 
By a hand that once shook theirs
 Their days and seasons are works of art painted with hope
 They don’t learn easily from their mistakes
 Instead, they keep repeating them like a child’s bad habits

 They offer hearts around them infinite trust 
They’re incapable of seeing the colour black in existence

 People with green hearts 
Come intimately near to those who pass them by in life, 
So much so that they are glued to them 
They cling to the minute details 
Ever trusting of those around
 Creative in finding excuses to the faults of others 

 People with green hearts 
Cling onto beginnings like mad 
Reject endings fiercely 
They can’t comprehend separation

They trick reality with a dream 
The dream with an illusion 
On the map of hope, they occupy vast areas

People with green hearts
 Don’t recognise mistrust or deception 
Nor do they cause others to taste portrayal 

They start with purity
 And end up with faithfulness
 Longing steals much of their time
 They keep loyal to their tales until death 
Yesterday has immense reverence in their lives

 People with green hearts
 Play the role of peace doves
 Spreading love on earth 
Help in building abodes of joy 

They hasten to mend the broken hearts
 And talk with the voice of affection
About love and dreams

They make you feel that it’s them 
Who invented the colour “white” in this universe

 People with green hearts 
Hold fast to childhood, despite the passing of years 
Their hearts forever young 
Their souls never grow old, nor become polluted 

Their faces reflects babyhood innocence 

Their eyes mirror truthfully their essence
They’re not good at hiding, or deceiving 
And fail miserably in wearing masks

 People with green hearts
 Never fail you when you need them
 They are the first to cover your needs

 When feeling overwhelmed;
They are the first thing that you lay your eyes upon 
The first who come to your rescue when drowned in sorrow 

When you are suffocated they’d give you their breath 
They’d make their lives a life ring thrown to you

 People with green hearts
 When they love, they love passionately 

When they are faithful, they are faithful passionately
 When they get a shock, the get a shock passionately

 And when they are broken, they are broken passionately
 When they give, they give passionately 
And when they cry, they cry passionately
 If you find yourself embraced
 By one of those with green hearts 
Cling onto them… passionately

 As they are a rare treasure
 In times of colour-shifting hearts
 

4 Responses

  1. Thank you for this, dear Nahida. It is truly beautiful and inspiring, ‘giving the lie’ to those who would accuse you of being “full of hatred”. So where is the hatred in this? Namaste!

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    • Thank you Miss Costello for your comment.
      When people lose their moral compass;
      when they squeeze humanity and make it exclusive to hold only their own tribe;
      when they speak of profanity and lies day in and day out;
      when they set themselves up and above everyone else;
      Then it is inevitable that their judgement would be utterly confused. They become incapable of recognizing true human values, they accuse others of that which they are, they do and what they know. They end up looking so painfully pitiful.

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      • “They accuse others of that which they are”, So true.

        Looking in a mirror and seeing themselves.

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  2. The UN, the criminal Jews, the Zionists, the Secular and Evangelical Christians and their friends (including the Arab and religious collaborators, the Chinese, Hindu and Russian leadership) have no hearts at all.

    “Dear Friends,

    The Jews had a heinous death plan for post-war Germany. Under this devilish “Morgenthau Plan,” the majority of German citizens were to be starved to death and murdered by occupation forces. Then, former President Herbert Hoover went to Germany, saw what was going on, and complained to weak-kneed Jewish puppet, President Harry Truman. Immediately, more food began to reach the stricken German masses; the concentration camps (for innocent Germans!) were shut down, and Germany began to recover. Only now is Hoover’s heroic rescue of the German nation—in the face of Jewish savagery—coming to light. Texe Marrs exposes this evil plan and much more on this week’s vitally important program, Saving Postwar Germany—How Former President Herbert Hoover Saved Tens of Millions of Suffering Germans from the Jaws of Death, Rescuing them from America’s Satanic “Morgenthau Plan.”

    Click this link or copy and paste it in the address line of your internet browser: http://www.texemarrs.com

    Then, scroll down until you see, Saving Postwar Germany—How Former President Herbert Hoover Saved Tens of Millions of Suffering Germans from the Jaws of Death, Rescuing them from America’s Satanic “Morgenthau Plan,” and click the link.

    All God’s Best,
    Jerry Barrett
    Webmaster”

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