Friday, June 7, 2013


The walls are crumbling,
 The city is burning.
 What will you do?
Only freedom can quench
 The fires of oppression
Is this not a warning?
Can you not heed Alexandria?
The city was on fire
and yet the people stood at the centre of the flame.
Can you not see?
The roads won't betray them
These are their streets.
 Can't you hear freedom calling?
 Through the crumbling walls?
 Through the flames?
 Through the anger?
 Through the poverty and the pain?
Alexandria is alive
 though once you tried to kill her

Nimo Hussein
Copyright © 2013

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