Wednesday, May 24, 2006

إلى الشهداء


وما أن خارت قواه، وأحسّ بأنه سيسقط...همَ بغريزته ان يمسك بسواعد رفاقه...غير أنه ما أن رأى الأرض تحته، والتراب قد استحال أحمراً من دمه...هوى ليعانق الأرض التي أحبَ
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باكراً رحلتم
تاركين وراءكم
أشياءكم الصغيرة
وأحلاماً كبيرة
وأسماءكم
وأشباح ذكرياتكم
ووطناً...نراه جميلا ًفي ملامحكم
جميلاً ...كما الأزهار
حرَا...كما الأطيار
نوراً....ونار
عظيماً رغم خلافاتنا
وحروبنا التافهة
رغم خطايانا
وألاعيب السياسة
فهل تغفرون أيها الشهداء لنا؟

و كل عام وأنتو بخير....أشتقنالكم

(picture: Martyr's statue, downtown Beirut, summer 2005)

16 comments:

Coco said...

BEAUTIFUL!

laila said...

amen ya Hashem

did you write this? it's lovely..

hashem said...

Thanx Coco...
yes, Laila, I did. I'm happy you love it. It's really sad where we reached in politics in Lebanon...
I took the picture last summer, and I had to run away....to where the martyrs lie...and talk to them.

Mar said...

Al Azhar..Da7noon and Skooka3 to our martyrs..Expressive words. I love these two flowers. To me, they're the utter representation of everything beautiful.

Thank you Hashem for reminding me.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it..Tom is the BIG DAY..the day I dreamed about my entire childhood.free south, no tanks, no bombs,no,no,no,no..and mawqua3 elsawda that bombed my school every other day destroyed..this was a dream like day..and until I read ur post I had no recollection..I would not have remembered it was tom...who have I become? what did this place do to me? this is scary..
Thanks for the post

Anonymous said...

now that I am rereading ur post I am not sure if this is what u were talking about..but regardless, thanks for reminding me..and to all martyrs who gave Lebanon so much, "tosbehouna ala watan"

hashem said...

Mar-thank you for the nice pictures I linked.

Anonymous-ofcourse I was referring to it....and this was my greeting to them in this largely forgotten anniversary....only 6 years ago.
Whoever you are تصبح على وطن

Eve said...

I love that you're writing in arabic :)

مساكين هالشهداء، شو بدّن يغفروا ليغفروا...

Mirvat said...

very well expressed hashem. it´s amazing that you can still express yourself so eloquently in arabic as you do in english. very well done abul hish

hashem said...

Eve- thank you for showing me how to make my computer ناطقاً بلغة الضاد

Mirvat-Viva...we missed you that day in my chat with Fouad....hope you're having a good relaxing time...
I'll always speak and write in arabic as long as I'm still dreaming in arabic...

Ghassan said...

that's just great!
I didn't know they returned the Martyrs' statue to centre beirut. is it back to the same place?

Anonymous said...

As always, great poetry hashem. Illi ma bia3rfak biejhalak.

hashem said...

Gus- waynak ya zalameh? History was written around the statue last year, wa inta bel lab!

Anonymous-thanx!

hillz said...

ma fee illa mni2telon w mno6lob minnon yighifro...
:(
badeh a3rif leish mindallna min3eed elghal6 marrtein!

hashem said...

Hilal- wa ba3deen min fgannilon....i ask with you same questions.

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