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Beirut

Let the birds be silent Let the air be poisoned Let every sound be tormenting Let the light be dark. Let my flower not bloom And my days be gloom. Let my dream be a nightmare And my thoughts become frightful. Let my pages be empty And my colors be dry. Let my words sound confusing And the sky fall to the ground. Let my night sky be moonless let there be no stars, Let the rivers run dry. Let the sweet taste of honey be just memory and no bees and no hives. Let me forget life as I know it Let me just fantasize. Background: My home land Lebanon was once a beautiful place to live. Now instead it's unbearable! It is consumed by noise pollution, dirt pollution, politics pollution.... our green mountains are been stripped down hardly any forest left. Only 3 % of our forests exist. Our Cities are over crowded with cars not to mention motor bikes of all kind and sizes, they appear from nowhere ready to crush you, strip you or both. Generators noisy and smelly it gets to you inside and out. Our politicians are too busy filling their pockets with green paper, fighting among each other who should get the lion's share. Sorry to say! Lebanon was known the Switzerland of the Middle East. Today we are among the most corrupted nations!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 10/25/2016 7:00:00 AM
Strong poetry, well penned. What a sad time for Lebanon. May the sun shine in your and Lebanon's futures.
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Date: 10/23/2016 9:01:00 PM
How very sad. I'm sorry for Lebanon.. Haunting poem..
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Date: 10/23/2016 5:11:00 AM
Great poem. A favourite with me.
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Date: 1/6/2013 10:00:00 PM
A love the feeling you lend.. i wish life was easy to forget...that way we can feel our fantasies out loud... enjoyed..pd
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Date: 12/29/2012 2:43:00 PM
An interesting and well-stated piece; leading affirmations in an uncertain, precarious place...
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