Look At Me

Unless I allow rage and hate to take hold of me, I have nothing to write about.

Look at me
(A poem by Nahida the Exiled Palestinian)

I would love to write poetry about love,
Paint rainbows and butterflies,
Smell the scent of rose buds,
And dance;
Dance with the melody of birds singing

I would love to close my eyes and see children smiling
With no guns pointing at their heads
Tell them stories of little fairies in far away lands
Not of bullets shooting, or missile exploding

How can I?

There is a knife in my heart
I am hurting

I bleed,
I cringe
I cry


I am being slaughtered
Under your watchful eyes

I am cold… cold…. cold

I cringe
I cry

Humanity, where are you?
Why do you turn your face away?
Why do you keep looking the other way?
I am here

In Gaza alleyways

Humanity, where are you?
Look at me
Look at me
I am here
In Gaza alleyways

I cringe
I cry

Enough turning the other way


Anonymous said…
I am cold
I cringe
I cry
Anonymous said…
A perfect choice, Abu Fares. I cry too. Mariyah
Haifaa said…
This is in response to finding collaborators.

Drop in punked:

Anonymous said…
Don't cry,don't be sad,
This is the time to work hard,to do some useful things,give blood,give anything..work hard to give money..to give anything..
Please Don't cry..they kill our future,our life..they kill the humanity..
The killers don't cry..
Don't cry..make some posetive things..as you can..anything..
Palastinean need you to be brave..to do your best..let's start working for them..

Anonymous said…
Because you are cry,no body listen to you..you have to face your enemy..you have to win this batle againest the humanity,againest the life..
Joseph said…
“Winds will recite our beginning and end
Although our present bleeds, our days are buried in ashes of legend.
Strange is what the stranger says!
He hunts down our children, and butterflies as well.
What promises to our garden, stranger, Can you make?
Brass flowers prettier than our own?
As you wish. But do you know a deer will not approach grass that has been stained with our blood?”

Excerpts from ‘Indian Speech’ By Mahmoud Darwish
Anonymous said…
Hello Everybody,

First I want to introduce myself, my name is Tariq, I am a Syrian from Damascus. I have moved to London few years ago, and I work now as producer in a new coming Syrian television (will be launched soon). I will produce a programme which deals with Syrian youth problems inside and outside Syria. I am willing to meet, talk, correspond, communicate and interview Syrians who have problems or concerns and would like to talk about it or share it with others. You can have a video interview in this show, or contribute via phone, or just send an email with your comments. We are trying our best to highlight the problems that face the younger generation in Syria, try to find solutions, and fight for a better future in Syria.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me any time on:

Email: totiobs@yahoo.co.uk

Mobile: 0044 7939995592

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon.


مرحبا بجميع الأعضاء،

أولا أود أن أعرف عن نفسي، اسمي طارق من مواليد دمشق. قدمت إلى لندن منذ عدة سنوات وأنهيت دراستي الجامعية فيها في مجال علوم الحاسوب. أعمل حالياً مع مجموعة من الشباب السوريين لإطلاق محطة فضائية سورية جديدة تعنى بمستقبل سورية ودور المواطن السوري بالمشاركة بعملية التغيير. أعمل حالياً مع فريق متميز لإنتاج برنامج يعالج المشاكل التي مر وما زال يمر بها الشباب في سورية، مع إعطاء أكبر قدر ممكن من الاهتمام لتحسين وضع الشباب في سورية والمساهمة الفعالة لمعالجة مشاكلهم وإيصال صوتهم ومعاناتهم.

لضمان نجاح البرنامج ولمعرفة المشاكل الحقيقية التي تواجه الشباب في سورية، أطلب مشاركتكم بعرض ما مر عليكم أو على من تعرفونه من مشاكل وسنقوم بعرض مشاركاتكم على الهواء عن طريق برنامجنا. بإمكانكم المشاركة عن طريق مقابلة تلفزيونية نجريها معكم في استوديوهاتنا أو عن طريق مكالمة تلفونية مسجلة، أو حتى عن طريق البريد الالكتروني (من دون ذكر معلوماتكم الشخصية إن كنتم تفضلون ذلك).

بمشاركاتكم ستبنون مستقبلاً أفضل للشباب في سورية وللجيل القادم.

إذا كان لديكم أي استفسار أرجو الاتصال بي عبر:

البريد الالكتروني: totiobs@yahoo.co.uk

جوال: 00447939995592

مع أطيب التمنيات

Anonymous said…
Hi Triq,
While Our Prents,kids,families,children .. and 100% innocent people in Gaza,killed by Israele army,you came up to our post acted careless Syrian one,you came up to use this plog for your cheap and stupid advertising,without any minimume respect..do you have a Syrian blood? you don't have parents,relatives,?!are cheap enough ?
How we can trust in man like you doesn't care about our brothers in Palestine? please explain to me how?How you'll face your God if you beleive in God..
What you did,is not good,and not acceptable..You have to appologize from any one read this post.
I beleive in freedom and democracy ,but not through people like you..
Put in your mind,if the Paradise will come through you ,i'll refuse it..
I can imagine how much a man like you can become valueless,but not like what you act..
May be,I can forgive you if you appologise from every Palastenian family..

Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
من دون ذكر معلوماتكم الشخصية إن كنتم تفضلون ذلك

To Triq.

We are brave enough to write all our details,not like you..Our parents killed by Israelis.. wake up man..

Anonymous said…
Are the man who guide our enemy to kill our people in Gaza?

Anonymous said…
A very moving poem. Poignant. I felt it in my bones, and may heart swelled with sadness.

w.b. yeats
Anonymous said…
Are you the man who guide our enemy to kill our people in Gaza?

Anonymous said…
We need you to write and support our people.
Please write more.
Ali Dahmash said…
Simple words but honest and hard to digest!
Anonymous said…
Diana said…
You can allow rage to take over (for some time), but not hate. Anyway, it seems that everyone in the community is either blogging about Gaza, or not at all.
Anonymous said…
The Gaza Anthem


We will not go down!

Play it loud, chant it everywhere, let them know that We will not go down!

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Please spread it, embed it when you can, and let YouTube and the entire world hear that we will not go down!

"We will not go down (Song for Gaza)" - composed and performed by my extremely talented brother, God bless him.

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