A potent and poignant poem by ♡ my hubby ♡ to mull over before the Holy Month of Ramadân bids us farewell.
‘The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires a change of heart.’ ~ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
‘The power of people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.’ ~ Howard Zinn
An Article and Poem about Maher Abdullah Allâh Yirĥamu (my dad) by Khalid AlMahmoud (my hubby).
A Short Film by Khalid AlMahmoud
A wise Arab poet once said, ‘Had you fed every barking dog a stone to silence it, a rock would cost a dinar to obtain.’
I wrote this poem late at night on Sunday, 29th July 2012 – 10th Ramadân 1433 – after listening to the radio about the horror in Syria.