Monthly Archives: July 2014
I watched you do it twenty years ago.
You destroy libraries, schools, museums, hospitals;
I saw them burn.
You cut off water, food and electricity to more than a million people;
I was one of the many thirsty and hungry city folk.
You use snipers to police civilian movement;
I know how you do this, I carried my friend’s skin, brains and bone fragments in my hair.
You kill and wound civilians, women and children and you call them a collateral damage;
I was that child.
Your version of humanity is very selective and this makes you look the other way;
War tought me to recognize this defeaning silence of approval.
You fight the war for land and resources under the guise of righteousness;
I refused to leave my home and go away.
You are in Gaza today;
I was in Sarajevo yesterday.