A Poem for us All

Mahmoud Darwish: Think of Others

As you prepare your breakfast – think of others.
Don’t forget to feed the pigeons.
As you conduct your wars – think of others.
Don’t forget those who want peace.
As you pay your water bill – think of others.
Think of those who only have clouds to drink from.
As you go home, your own home – think of others – don’t forget those who live in tents.
As you sleep and count the planets, think of others – there are people who have no place to sleep.
As you liberate yourself with metaphors think of others – those who have lost their right to speak.
And as you think of distant others – think of yourself and say, “I wish I were a candle in the darkness.”

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Hiam T Odds on May 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Wonderful words and wonderful thoughts. Thank you for this post and for thinking it worthwhile!

    Reply

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