Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Story of a Man

I wrote this about three years ago, it was dedicated to a man who has been detained and tortured in Syrian prisons.. 

This is a story of a Man
A story of faith and hope
A story of struggle and survival
A story of life...

It begins with the tears of a mother
It tells of wolves in the form of humans
And a dream that never saw the light of day

It’s a story of a Man
Who witnessed his life being slaughtered
His dignity being murdered
His soul being stabbed
His faith being punished
His love blown away...
And yet... he lived

It’s a story of a Man
Accused of existence
Abused with persistence
Denied of his right be human

This is a story of cruelty and injustice
And the concealed dark side of man

I cannot tell this story
It couldn't be told in words
It’s engraved on the remains of a broken heart..
..and painted with dry tears

I am sorry to disappoint you
But this story isn't of rainbows and ponies
Nor of happy dancing elves

It’s of reality
Unbearable reality

This Man WILL have his happy ending
But soon, this story will find another man to tell of

..and it has

-Mariam A


Anonymous said...

Mariam, I am glad to read you again. This is a very powerful piece of writing. Deep, plain truth and heart-touching. Thanks for sharing with us. We should all remember this man in our prayers.
Take care.

Tay Tay said...

Really liked this <3

Haitham هيثم Al-Sheeshany الشيشاني said...

this was a good read, thanks

muslimah93 said...

Wowww! I would really love to read more of your poemss!! You're really talented mashallah!! Btww, how aree youu? Havent spoken to you in like foreverrr!! =)