I am sharing this as a repost from my friend Alex, one guy with one massive heart… so beautiful. Thank you Alex for everything always.
I was inspired to write this poem today. The person who inspired me is my friend Yasmin al-Tellawy, a journalist and humanitarian:
I’ve been moved beyond words before,
I have friends who have lost loved ones,
And sometimes I wonder how much longer I can keep going,
How much longer I can keep the hope up,
Because the situation in Syria is so dark,
In spite of the heartbreak,
In spite of the tragedies,
And in spite of my worries,
I stop and think,
And I realize,
That I will never lose my hope,
And that the light will never be vanquished.
I’ve seen this light,
Ever since the Syrian Revolution began,
And it was a light that has continued to shine,
No matter how much it has flickered.
And sometimes it has flickered,
Like when I heard about Hamza al-Khatib being tortured to death,
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