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You Have to Live! [1]

16 Aug

A Griefing Man [2]

“You have to live,”

She prayed for me.

“Not because I am old,

and you are my beloved son.”

“You have to live,”

He said to me.

“Not because I am blind,

and you are my eyes.”

“You have to live,”

He pushed me into safety.

“Not because you are my blood

and my brother.”

“You have to live,”

She shielded me.

“Not because you are my love,

eventhough I love you enough.”

I have to live!

I told to myself repeatedly.

When I saw my father died,

when I saw my mother died,

when I saw my brother died,

when I saw my beloved wife died…

All I witnessed behind my camera.

I have to live!

My mother had prayed for me.

Not because I am her son,

but because I am

the son of this land.

I have to live!

My father had said that to me.

Not because I am his eyes,

but because I am

the world’s eyes.

I have to live!

My brother had guarded me.

Not because I am his brother,

but because I am

the brother of humanity.

I have to live!

My wife had sacrificed herself for me.

Not because she loved me,

But because I am married to truth

Even before I met her.

I have to live,

I whispered to myself.

As much as I want to die

and be with those that I love…

As much as this pain

is killing me…

But I have to live…

Just to tell the world

about this massacre.

[1] A tribute to: all citizens, journalists and news crews who have embraced the danger of death, left their loved ones, and are feeling terrible physical and emotional pains to open the world’s eyes.

[2] Photo was taken from: Mosa’ab Elshamy’s collection http://www.flickr.com/photos/mosaaberising/9516276089/sizes/m/in/set-72157635071774090/

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