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Is It True?

28 Jun

Is it true that the grass grows again
after rain?
Is it true that the flowers will rise up
in the Spring?
Is it true that birds will migrate home again?
Is it true that the salmon swim back up
their stream?

Is it true.  This is true.  These are all miracles.
But is it true that one day we’ll leave
Guantanamo Bay?
Is it true that one day we’ll go back
to our homes?

I sail in my dreams, I am dreaming of home.
To be with my children, each one part of me;
To be with my wife and the ones that I love;
To be with my parents,
my world’s tenderest hearts.
I dream to be home, to be free from this cage.

But do you hear me, oh Judge,
do you hear me at all?
We are innocent, here,
we’ve committed no crime.
Set me free, set us free, if anywhere still
Justice and compassion remain in this world!

— Osama Hassan Abu Kabir, Guantanamo Detainee

Read this Poem in French

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5 Comments

Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Habsiyya, Poems by Osama Abu Kabir

 

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5 responses to “Is It True?

  1. abusuraqah

    May 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Reblogged this on gitmonorth.

     

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