Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ode to my Country


Look back? But why, it's standing here
And will forever stand

The memory of each burning tear
And every fallen hand

Look up you'll see carved into rock
Each martyr's daunting loss

The bleeding arms that herd the flock
Scourged and nailed on the cross

Wounded and scathed, yet on the edge
Springs life ever so new

Fire on steel on stone on death
And green is what it grew

This is our fate, our raging sun
To live through death's toll

To show how trees in Lebanon
Grow in the barrel of a gun

And how our lives and hopes and dreams
Grow in a bullet hole


Blogger Mirvat said...

Fouad, can you please keep the links to the help in each post?
i hate to ask but some people would miss it :)

12:48 AM  
Blogger zm said...

iz sveg srca, zelim vam da vratite mir. svaki rat je besmislen, ali neki to shvate kad je vec kasno. vecinu niko i ne pita za misljenje, i nema nacina (ili ih ima vrlo malo) da uticu na dogadjaje. znam da me ne razumes - jezik koji govorim je srpski, ali to nije ono sto je vazno.

1:18 PM  
Blogger laila said...


3:11 PM  
Blogger FZ said...

thank you for finding a poetic breath in the midst of so much chaos and misery... your posts are so necessary... and so appreciated

4:12 PM  
Blogger Lycanthropy said...

very sad times...

8:42 PM  
Blogger Fares said...

Rallying for Lebanon and the West double Standards

8:49 PM  
Blogger halla said...

can u watch this and tell me what is going on here? it is amusing but dont really get the point..can someone please enlighten me..mirvat..fouad..??

10:16 PM  
Blogger Mirvat said...


10:27 AM  
Blogger DA said...

My heart goes out to all Lebanese people. I wish this raving insanity stops immediately Fouad. Peace my friend, peace!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Where can one send money to help with aid for the refugees and injured in Lebanon? Is the Red Cross it or does anyone have any other recommendations as well?

8:28 PM  
Blogger Fouad said...

thank you DA.. and SS. The red cross would be great.

8:33 PM  

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