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Raise Your Hand If You Know Suffering

A poem written for Syria's children who are suffering.

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Raise Your Hand If You Know Suffering
Abd Doumany

Raise your hand if you lost your home

after it was taken by a bomb


Raise your hand if shrapnel became the closest thing to your heart

when your home was taken by the bomb


Raise your hand if your eyes saw diamonds and demons

when the shrapnel tore through their irises


Raise your hand if your throat burned and burst

like the bomb that was busy taking all you had


Raise your hand if your skull collapsed

with the roof along with your lungs


Raise your hand if you were ever a child

and thought that you knew loss

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