The Second Guernica

Two explosions wrecked the University of Aleppo on January 15, killing 80 people, most of them students sitting for their exams. The Syrian government  as it it usual, blamed the rebels, but the rebels claim they have proof that the government is responsible. The students of Aleppo University are known for their support to the Revolution. It makes no sense for the rebels to attack the University.

 Second Guernica

In Aleppo it came to pass

That in the prime of life

Young men and women of

The University of the immortal city

Were  called by the owls.

It came to pass that the Angel of Death,

Crying gathered them unto him

His tears streaming to clasp

So much wasted youth

So much unfulfilled promise.

The Angel spread his mighty wings

And uttered a mighty sigh

Pressing to his bosom the dreams

That Syria had awakened in their young hearts.

He walked and freedom walked with him.

He walked and Beauty followed at his heels.

He faltered but justice said take them for a while

My will shall be done in a while.


Alisar iram, January 2013

©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.
This entry was posted in Aleppo, Annihilation, Death, Destruction, Poems, Revolutionaries, Syria, University, Victims and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to The Second Guernica

  1. Every weekend i used to visit this web page, as i wish for enjoyment,
    since this this website conations genuinely pleasant funny data too.

  2. I used to be able to find good info from your articles.

  3. I seriously love your blog.. Great colors
    & theme. Did you make this site yourself? Please reply back as
    I’m looking to create my very own website and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Many thanks!

  4. Hi, I want to subscribe for this webpage to obtain newest updates, so where can i do it please help.

    • alisariram says:

      To tell you the truth, I do not know. But if you log on to the site and check the calender on the right you will be able to find out when the last article was posted.

  5. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

  6. Wow! After all I got a weblog from where I can really
    get useful data regarding my study and knowledge.

  7. Hi, the whole thing is going sound here and
    ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s really fine, keep up writing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s