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Euphrates Lost

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Euphrates Lost

As an ancient Heavenly stream of life
Emerged to be under the sun,
Embracing our Earthly Eden
Where no Forbidden Fruit;
What made you gazing like a stranger
Of no past registered in history!?

Oh Euphrates! Could not ye remember:
That day when I was too young,
Beneath your tree of Passion,
With melodies of nightingale's lute,
You taught me an endless song:
Songs of Love
Songs of Liberty!

That midsummer's night and day,
When I was with Emily and Langston,
In the face of the sun, upon your mossy stone;
We were able to jump and giggle:
Swimming in Love
Swimming in Liberty!

This black-devilish day of no time, no sun, 
Or even a bit of a dead moon,
Where the sky is full of gloomy tears
Drizzled from heaven,
Streaming upon the land of no Garden,
Streaming in vain from Winter to Fall,
Upon the graves of no one died,
Upon the graves of no register,
Behind a bush of forbidden fruit,
I am alone crying in whisper!
Crying the loss of all
Kinds of Love
Kinds of Liberty!

Could you, Euphrates, remember!!?

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 2:04:00 PM
    Bassam :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 9:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this, week, bassam

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 11:28:00 AM
    Bassam, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem featured on the soup's home page. I'm always enjoying The Soups top picks of the week. Take Care ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Ah euphrates!! My belovd legendary river n u hav pennd a splendid fascinating poem on it! Pls do read my poems too.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 7:51:00 AM
    I like this.

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:25:00 PM
    BASSAM, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 9:54:00 AM
    What a fine write this lonely idyll. Got a lump in my throat. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Raw POWER! Congrad's on the fine achievement of getting to round one. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:48:00 PM
    hi my name is mahmoud atry you wrote beautiful poem,and i notice your last name i thought you may be from that part of the world ,raqqa or der elzour,i am from raqqa i just wonder. thank you

    Aljasem Avatar Bassam Aljasem
    Date: 7/19/2012 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes you are right...I am from Raqqa Thank you again for reading.....I am pleased to invite you to be one of my face-book friends at my link: Thanks...Bassam
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:28:00 PM
    Congrats on making it to the finals. I am very touched by your words, as I consider Syria to be a second home. I sense the soul of the Syrian people in your lament. The poem is deeply moving. Best of luck..Brenda Atry

    Aljasem Avatar Bassam Aljasem
    Date: 7/19/2012 3:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Brenda...Thank you for your comment really appreciated. Bassam :)
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Bassam. Love, Carol

    Date: 7/19/2012 3:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you are the best....Love. Bassam :)
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 8:11:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best Bassam. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 1:31:00 PM
    So beautiful. Words flow beautifully.