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Lamentation for Syria!

Updated on March 7, 2017

A Lamentation for Syria

Oh Syria, Syria!

What have you done?

Murdering young citizens,

Women and children?

Armless, defenseless and helpless:

Pounding the city into rubbles

Turning it into ghost land.

Oh Syria!

Feeding fat on the blood of

The innocent, invading the land like

A stranger:

Oh Syria! Won’t peace reign?

Children in rubbles crying,

Helpless, others dead!

What have they done?

What buildest thou O Syria?

Have you not fed enough?

Won’t there be peace?

See the anguish of your children!

Wail, Syria! Mourn for your days

are numbered.

The end to wickedness!

Can’t you see the blood spill?

Women turned widows!

Children turned orphans!

With their blood wilt thou purchase


Whence art thine humanity?

The land cried while thou dine

And wine with thine allies!

Thou dines and wines whilst the

Land groans.

Be in solitude, hear the noise.

Not bleating of sheep but cries of

Anguish which thou unleash

On thine children as they wonder

What their crime was!

Syria is torn apart and the world

Look away.

The gluttonous leaders who are

Never satisfied. Constantly feast

On the blood of the innocent while

The world wine and dine and look away

As if nothing is happening!

Is this life?

Is this humanity?

Think! Think!! Think!!!

Oh Syria!


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  • Jay C OBrien profile image

    Jay C OBrien 

    5 months ago from Houston, TX USA

    May I suggest a solution to the problems: bolster the local police force. People who harm other are emotional disturbed. See or click on:

  • adigaproductions profile imageAUTHOR


    19 months ago from Nigeria

    Thanks a lot Luke!

  • Luke Holm profile image


    19 months ago

    Well, keep up the good work. It certainly touched my heart, as I'm sure it did others.

  • adigaproductions profile imageAUTHOR


    19 months ago from Nigeria

    Thank you Luke Holm for your words of encouragement of this piece. Unfortunately I am not in anyway close to that place. I am in far away Africa, Nigeria precisely. I wrote it because I couldn't stand the genocide being perpetrated there, My heart really went out to them.

  • Luke Holm profile image


    19 months ago

    Adiga, this is a heartwrenching ode to the corruption and violence happening in Syria. You've captured the anguish many feel, and all should feel, well. I hope you don't have loved ones there, but it seems like this topic hits close to home for you. I'm sorry for the violence of humanity. In the words of the immortal Bob Marley, he writes, "Many more will have to suffer. Many more will have to die. Don't ask me why. Things are not the way they used to be." Keep your head up and your pen down on the paper. This poem creates awareness. We never know how our actions will ripple across the planet. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing.


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