Friday, June 16, 2006

Be Aware... Torture Aware

I couldn't find a better song for this purpose...
James Blunt... No bravery




There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.

Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he's been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

Houses burnt beyond repair.
The smell of death is in the air.
A woman weeping in despair says,
He has been here.

Tracer lighting up the sky.
It's another families' turn to die.
A child afraid to even cry out says,
He has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness.

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
But no one asks the question why
,

He has been here.
Old men kneel and accept their fate.
Wives and daughters cut and raped.
A generation drenched in hate.
Yes, he has been here.

And I see no bravery,
No bravery in your eyes anymore.
Only sadness

6 comments:

secretdubai said...

Hello - I added you to the blogroll at UAE community blog - if you would like a member invitation there, just email me at [my username here] at gmail.

BuJ said...

aha! SD! i got to a UAE blog before you! ta da!

Cosmic, btw, excellent poem.. i've seen the video b4 and it's so powerful and touches at the heart of the matter.

good work

Cosmic girl said...

Thanx for the support guys....
really appreciate it.. especially sinnce I'm new here..

will keep the posts coming in..

elendil said...

It's wonderful to see you all getting together :-)

BuJ said...

thanks elendil.. it's kinda all catalysed by your great work!

dhaheri said...

I an anti torture

Please help me ...you know from whom...that evil we call....=P