On Enmity and friendship

Written by: Chokri Omri

Down! Down! my Enemy 
and read not my pity and sorrow,
Lest, perhaps, you turn ignorant 
and become my Friend tomorrow.
Yesterday went on and today 
has gone to join it so soon
My people are down to earth 
but I weep and look at the moon
That has always conferred warm light 
on the sky and never told for whom.

True, 
we all have dreams and fears 
of sailors who have seen how
the sea and the waves turn angry 
and take everything to drown our land.

But look! 
Will it be of profit for you 
my Enemy not to be my Friend
And help me not to help you 
and act on when shaking my hand?

Farewell to arms, goodbye to fears, 
to you I will never give my health.
I will give my best to life and friendship 
when enmity had and has always death.
Long and tiring is the journey 
to the Lighthouse yet without it 
everything always means nothing.

Chokri Omri