“Once Upon a Time”-AbdelFatah Abu-Srour


Once upon a time…. 14/04/2002

Once upon a time there was humanity
Conscience was there, justice and humility
Life was still precious and worth living
Trust and faith in humans’ fraternity
Once upon a time there was human rights
Brothers living on different continents, no fights
Democracy proclaimed in the whole world
Injustice fought, hatred dead and cold

Once upon a time, there was Palestine
Every occupation ran through its land
From every point on the earth this holy land
Was nonetheless occupied, no sun shine

Once upon a time, there was a people
Who tried to live in peace, happy and welcoming
Visitors sneaked around, chasing and killing
Refugees in their land, was their fate

Half a century passed, still tortured country
Resistance every day, still more agony
Victims called terrorists, paradox hegemony
Oppressor victorious, tormentor is the holy

And here we are again, today and tomorrow
Presenting to the world our own sorrow
On all the screens of the world, everybody sees
How human beings, turn into beasts

Wonderful world, ugly face
Democracy of all, turn into a race
Dictatorship of the world, is born everyday
What ever you chose, you find always a way

Leaders of the world, compete for complicity
Watch repression, winner is inhumanity
Throw away all values, burry the corpses
Decaying humanity, corrupted forces

I declare today, there is no way
People continue, to repeat same mistakes
All over history, whatever we say
Oppression continues so be aware

When Palestinians wake up one day
And turned into terrorists

By what you wish and display
Forced to choose your way
Once upon a time, there was a people
Wishing to live in peace in his land
Strangers sneaked around as well as relatives
Massacres committed, no freedom, no life

Once upon a time, there was humanity
Today what is found, nothing but insanity
Values are inversed, thanks to fraternity
Silence is the key for the world’s misery

AbdelFatah Abu-Srour


2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    aliya said,

    strong wallah…

    I love your posts and this page, mashallah your a strong working girl, an inspiration…


  2. 2

    علاء الحاج عثمان said,

    قصيدة رائعة و معبرة ان شاء الله بترجع فلسطين بأيادي الشرفاء يا رب و الله الدم يرخص من أجل اعلاء كلمة الله و كلمة الله هي الحق و العدل و الحق و العدل هو أن تعود فلسطين لأصحابها الذين تعبوا خمسة ألاف عام في بنائها و إعمارها شكرا لك على هذه القصيدة الرائعة و السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

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