The Covenant

The Rainbow


Let this rainbow be a covenant between man and man:

That death will have no dominion

That children will not be butchered

That their limbs will not be torn from their bodies

 And be mangled

That young girls will not be violated and violated again

That corpses will not pile on top of each other

 Until they hide the face of heaven

That houses and buildings will not be bombed into rubble

That cities and towns will not be razed to the ground

That monuments and antiquities will not be smashed into nothingness

That civilizations will not be fed to fires and the wormholes of doom.


Let this Rainbow be a covenant between man and man:

That life not death will have dominion

That freedom not slavery

Will be the destiny of the enslaved

That justice not oppression will prevail

That the peoples walking in darkness

 Will be permitted to seek the light

That the peoples in the grip of annihilation

 Will be saved and cherished

That they will be nurtured by compassion until

They raise their voices to sing their anthem to joy.


Let this rainbow be a covenant between man and man:

That the weapons and instruments of destruction

Will be silenced

So that we can hear the song of the earth

So that we can breathe the sacredness of the air

So that we can see the sun sets and the sun rises

So that we can touch every living thing.


Let this rainbow be a covenant between man and man:

That peace will heal

That peace will seam what was rent

That peace will redeem

That peace will build

That peace will close the fissure in time

That peace will have dominion.

Alisar Iram April 2013

©Alisar Iram

Let this rainbow be a covenant between man and man

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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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