They Do Not Know

I wrote this poem to invoke beauty and the life-forcesof nature, pitting them against death and annihilation.

They do not know

What noble and immeasurable strength

We have mustered against their evil.

They do not know that we speak

 In the sun as it rises

And the seed as it sprouts,

That we chant with the lark

As it ascends to high heavens.

 © Alisar Iram.

© Alisar Iram.

They do not know

That our slain children

Fall with the rain

Whisper in the wind

Strike at the dying of the light in lightning

And laugh in the rustling of the leaves.

They do not know, do they?

That they have burnt our souls into freedom

That they have forged our beings into sovereignty.

No, they do not know.

©Alisar Iram

About alisariram

I am an artist, a writer and a researcher. I know Arabic and English . I am interested in music and art of every description. I like to describe myself as the embodiment of a harmonious marriage between two cultures which I value and treasure.
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