BEFORE YOU GO TO THE WAR

THE WORLD MIRROR / SHAKE HEARTS
18.9.2017

 

A crime is going to take place
Two hours from now
O good soldier
Who is smiling a stupid smile…
O dear soldier
Who improvised his love ring
In my finger…
O hotheaded
Give me
A farewell look
I want to bear your baby
Kiss me
Before you go to the war
Rape me
As the enemies do
On a land
Like this one
In order to forgive you
Tell me
Words of love
And let it be
An orphan kid

 

Poem Aref Hamza (Amputated foot, 2006. Written in 2004).
Translation from Arabic Shurouk Hammoud, 2017.

Shake hearts column publishes poetry in three languages.
Drawing Raed Zeno, 2013.