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 As the wind blows across
 The deserts in Baghdad
 There’s a little girl in Jordan
 Picking fruits in an orchard
 In the back yard of her home
 In another far away country
 When war came to the Iraq
 She left Baghdad with her family

 Many had to leave their homes
 They have known all their lives
 Moving to other countries
 Becoming refugees just to survive

 Baghdad is the largest city in Iraq
 And the second largest in Arab world
 Its fill with historical majestic beauty 
 Of which many Arabian tales are told

 The city of Baghdad stands
 On the banks of the Tigris river
 With the four surrounding walls 
 Khurasan, Damascus, kufa, and Basra

 The war bring destruction to Baghdad
 It now fills with blood and tears
 But the city and its people are resilient
 They been doing it for thousands of years

 These are some dark days in Iraq 
 All because of the world greed for oil
 But as long as the Iraqi flag fly’s
 One day Peace will return to the Iraqi soil

 She misses her home country 
 To feel the sand under her feet
 With the eternal quiet of stars
 And the Iraqi desert heat

 She keeps Iraq in her heart and soul
 And she hopes to go back one day
 To the streets of Baghdad 
 Where with her brothers she use to play

 She sits with her mom and brothers
 At the table for dinner tonight
 While in Iraq the Tigris River
 Reflects the Baghdad moon light

Copyright © kasim ishmael

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