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The Syrian Devil

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The Syrian Devil

Children lie dying
Punished for waking up one more day
In unbearable heat, in a dirty war
They have no Generals
To defend them
From the evils of men
They have no advocates for peace
All the gods seem to be sleeping
As so many infants weep, into deathly silence
They exist no more
Good men take no action
As evil men fight for more blood
We must stand up to the horrors
And give breath to those too weak to stand
We must march on in honor and face the faceless
Who wish harm to all with good will
Sadness created by Assad
For many a year
Infants give only love
Can we not promise them?
Shoofakboukra?
Marhaba



Shoofakboukra = We will see you tomorrow
Marhaba = God is Love

Inspired not only by recent events, but by interviews with people who at the time were children playing with unexploded phosphorus bombs dropped by the Syrian regime in Lebanon.

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 8:27:00 AM
    A little arabic hint: Marhaba = hello if you wanna say goodbye = maa Alsalama thought you should know but yet you described our awful reality very well, people fight over power and children are the sacrifice, Everyone just sits and watch :( Beautiful poem Big Love ~MISHA

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Mostafa, and here is a little hint for you my friend, although that is how the word is used today in Arabic, it was taken from the Aramaic language. The real meaning of “MARHABA” Marhaba is an Arabic word used in the Middle East as “Hello”. But most people don't know its source Marhaba comes from a Syriac (Aramaic, Assyrian) origin and was used by the first Christians Mar = Master or God ,Haba =Love Marhaba = God is love
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:39:00 PM
    powerful language "Children lie dying Punished for waking up one more day" not often do words take one's breath away.......well done....

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Victoria!!
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Powerful, intense... Masterful!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for such kind words Sarai !!!!!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:53:00 PM
    .... I cry my tears for the victims of this inhumane war - well written Arthur ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi there Anne Lise, somehow I missed this comment, and yes I feel just as you!! Hope you are doing well!
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Dropping by to say hello, also enjoyed reading some of the comments on your fine piece. It is important for people to read this thought provoking poem.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 9/8/2013 8:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard, you have no idea how much I appreciated your earlier comments, this was very kind of you, and this is a subject close to my heart. You may like another, called "Marhaba"
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 3:33:00 AM
    Absolutely wonderfully written for a tragedy horrifically occurred ! Marvelous in its concept and expression! Thank you for visiting!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 2:46:00 AM
    oh wow! speechless! great poetry with great poet!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Elai !
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Emouvant et terrible! Sans doute un de vos meilleurs M. Vaso, le nombre de lectures en temoigne.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    un grand merci !!!!
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 3:11:00 PM
    a most powerful write Arthur on something that should not have happened. well done on portraying it so well Shadow x smile

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 9/13/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your comments!!
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:20:00 AM
    I am amazed with so many reads so few have commented. This is a very impactful piece. I am moved and saddened by your words. You are right God is Love and he promises that each and every tear will be wiped away and this wicked World will be shed like an old garmet.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard, I was just checking back on some, and saw I didn't reply here!!!!! Cheers
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 11:02:00 PM
    What a tremendous poem my friend......Seren

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 5/23/2014 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!!