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The Muslim

She looked into my eyes
There were tears, she wept
She was filled with remorse
But her past was not of her doing

Senseless death is never accepted
Never understood
Her sister is gone, no tear undone
For wanting to smile, to love, be young

Cultures grow old, wither and die
Some linger on, and make us cry
So stand up, when it becomes too clear
Defend those of the weak, those in fear

With voices loud, and filled with love
We shall rejoice, unveil 1000 doves
Kiss away those tears, the pain of so many years
Look into her dead eyes, take comfort, she will smile

From her grave, she will surely see
The anguish left, from barbaric acts
This hatred of man can never last
A child is she, a shining light

Sister, she would grasp your body an soul
And whisper, you must continue this fight
Forgive those who walk in blindness
And cherish those who forgive with kindness

- dedicated to a young girl in Pakistan braver than I

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:44:00 PM
    'Forgive those who walk in blindness And cherish those who forgive with kindness' A beautiful conclusion. Hope you are well. SuZ

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/20/2013 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much!!
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:36:00 PM
    This poem is absolutely beautiful, It's sad that children have to grow up in war zones. It makes you wish that the governments would move their fights to land unoccupied by civilians so that no innocent civillian would have to be "collateral damage". I am honored to have read your write., Katei

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 3/25/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, and yes, is sad to see human suffering, especially children.
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 4:14:00 PM
    A well written condemnation of blind devotion. And well said

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:43:00 AM
    A really great way of telling story. You can deliver it in a unique way without putting aside its poeticness.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 2/27/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much, glad you liked
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Bloodshed has become normal act. Death a regular scene. Even brutality a work of art!!! Such a waste for humans' abilities...! Who ever thinks that love and peace can be born from slaughtering is surely blurred. Only love begets love and peace begets peace! .... Very effective and moving poem!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 2/25/2013 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work which is very expressively written honoring this young girl..Sara

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 2/25/2013 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara I appreciate it!!
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:17:00 AM
    well done my friend....Seren

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:44:00 AM
    I love last two lines. I love it all in fact! This is so so painful. Thank you for sharing. So many innocent people are dying senseless for no cause, because of brainless leaders.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 2/25/2013 8:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for you kind comments Ali
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:23:00 AM
    BRILLIANT!!! "Forgive those who walk in blindness" a chilling reminder of the evil that exists in this so called advanced civilization... NOT! A great write my friend! 10 out of 7!