Wednesday, 10 September, 2008

How can I -ever- pay you back?

So, let me get this straight:
You tear my veil to free me
You jail me to rid me of my terror
You kill my beloved to liberate me
You shoot my baby to erase my misery
You starve me to show me how to vote
You threaten me to bring me to my senses
You wage war on me to help me find peace
You slay my people to teach me compassion
You humiliate me to aid me live with dignity
You insult me to illustrate freedom of speech
You crush my bones to save me from my evil
You demolish my home to elevate my morality
You uproot my tree to raise my ethical standard
You steal my resources to bring me social justice
You assassinate my leaders to bring me security
You bomb my town to train me into democracy
You destroy my history to educate me about progress
You dehumanise me to coach me into humanity
You wipe me out to push me to civilisation
You scorn my faith to bring me salvation
Thank you sir
How can I -ever- pay you back?

Posted by nahida on September 5, 2008 at 1:25pm in Poetry and literature


  1. Wow.....thank you for being a patient blogger, getting to this and sharing about saying it like it is.

  2. WOW, that is powerfull. Very VERY nice post.

  3. yes it is lovely and very very strong...i knew a palestinian girl who came to intern with us last summr, she is the one who keeps sending these over...

  4. very touching ... even more hreatbreaking is the photograph of the unfortunate girls on the original blog.

    btw ... i can see the poem put on twice ... is it intended that way or i have a problem in my browser?

  5. hi suchismita,

    nice post and a very nice blog. you are my namesake.

    just did a google search and found your blog :)

    even i have a blog and use a different name to blog (i.e. whenever i do)


  6. hey suchismita,

    nice meeting you. thanks for all your praises. will visit you one of these days....


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