WE ARE THE SADDEST PEOPLE, WE ARE THE TRAGIC PEOPLE – A POEM FOR SYRIA

WE ARE THE SADDEST PEOPLE, WE ARE THE TRAGIC PEOPLE – A POEM FOR SYRIA

We are the sad people

We are the tragic people

We carry our losses and stare

Our losses carry us and stare back

.

We are the sad people

The very sad people

With holes in our hearts

And holes in our memories

We walk into the valley of death

Into the hollow land

Hollowed out of our deathless ruin

.

We are the forgotten sad

Sad but without hearts

For our hearts

Have been given trophies

To a world without hearts

To help it shed a tear or two

Before, bright eyed,

It treads harshly on our severed hearts.

.

Between the heart and its pity

Between compassion and its mercy

Between the love and its tenderness

Between consciousness and its feelings

Falls the axe then it falls again

.

Between the cry and its destination

Between the tear and its grace

Between the tragedy and its catharsis

Between the cross and its redemption

Falls the axe then it falls again

.

Between pain and its healing

Between life and its salvation

Between despair and hope

Between the dark and the invocation of light

Between the prayer and its God

Strikes the axe and shrikes again

.

We are the sad the saddest people

We are the tragic people

The people of Aeschylus and Sophocles

The people forced into the valley of death

The people pushed into the valley of tears

The people awaiting the axe

To fall then fall again.

By 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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