I’m a Revolutionary

A little short poem I typed up after watching a Bahrain protest(s) on Youtube:

I give you a rose and you respond by shooting me with a bullet.
I give you a smile and you respond with tear gas.
I stand in front of you and your army and you respond with a water canister.
I sit down peacefully in my protesting square and you respond with live ammunition from tanks. 
I shout a revolutionary slogan and you respond with a stick. 
I’ve responded with tears, silent tears. But you then respond with torture.
My response is peaceful…yours was brutal.
I’m a revolutionary.


Times Are Changing


Brothers killing their brothers.
Sisters talking bad about their sisters.. destroying each other.
What happened to the respect and care for one another?
This is the reality.
This is for generality, not towards any nationality.
What happened to humanity?

Everyone’s trying to create a path for themselves.
Looking out for no one but yourselves? Why?
I can see society dispersing, bumping to one another in my mind’s eye.
Refusing to acknowledge their selfishness; turning a blind eye.

Kids crying, society dying.
But let’s all pause, stand by.

Can we actually raise sons in a world like this?
It’s total madness.
Still, we try.
But we shouldn’t deny all of this.

Our world has plummeted to the worst.
Thoughts mixed, hearts cursed.

Reverse back in time where life was simple.
Where people had no intentions of hurting one another.
Where good hearts were never rare to find.
Where there was peace of mind.

Times are changing, raging and keeps on rearranging.
Pressure from our environments trouble us,
Barely any progress..

Let’s hope for a cleansed heart, a good hand and a great mind
To help ourselves, from a world and its society that keeps pointing and blaming.

Summer Nasser

“My Hijacked Revolution” By: Amal Algahwary


My hijacked revolution,

All the murders, killings and still no solution.

Libya, Syria all Arabs united,

My Yemeni revolution got side lined,

Yemen’s fight got thwarted!

Why has it not caught the medias eye?

With every word uttered these politicians lie,

Now you will be forced to look inside this poor country,

Has enough killing happened, has enough children died?

For the world to give us the right attention…

This flyspeck president who doesn’t deserve to be mentioned,

But he is the puppet that caused this mess.

From the first day he became so presidential,

Put the nation down, took from us our education!

No jobs, no freedom!

Our mouths not used for speech, but to be engorged with Qat; that blurs our minds.

What a smart regime, a leader against his people..he schemes.

He is not a man, not a president, but he is the definition of deception.

It’s time for a change, like we stood with all the others who were oppressed.

It’s time to stand united again and eliminate what’s wrong and stand for what’s right!

By: Amal Algahwary

Every Human Has Rights

Alhamdulillah, I am truly blessed.

I see others that are truly depressed. 

There sick and tired of being oppressed.

So they go and take a stand.

Human rights they will demand. 

Although many are now deceased.

The would risk their lives rather than watch the dictators enjoy a feast. 

And for those who don’t know, I’m talking about the Middle East.

It just goes to show that human rights we will defend.

InshAllah it will soon come to an end. 

By: Yousra Nasser