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Poem: The Moon and The Lady Moon

The Moon and The Lady Moon 

I saw the moon and the face of my sweetheart.

They were a couple of moons in sight.

I couldn’t define which one killing me soon,

the sky moon or the lady moon.

If I didn’t see her gently falling curl, 

and her rosy cheeks that make me swoon,

I would believe the moon was my lovely girl,

and my lovely girl was the moon.

© 2016 Wajdi Almowafak

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Poem: Silence Is A War Crime


Tonight, I was inspired by seeing how the world ignore our suffering from this war which wagged on my country by the richest nations in the world.Far from the watchful eye of the world’s media, war is ravaging Yemen, killing thousands of civilians, and starving and displacing millions more.

But, the world has to realize that Yemeni people will never kneel on their knees to beg for mercy and plea for pity. This is the way we die, with our heads held high.

By all those thoughts, I wrote this poem. Continue reading “Poem: Silence Is A War Crime”

Reading – Information Clearing House: Do Western Nations Care About Yemeni Lives Or Saudi Blood Money?


In the article on informationclearinghouse.info, Medea Benjamin reports on how much the life of a Yemeni worth for the Saudi regime or to the Saudi’s western backers is, citing a source expressing outrage about the Saudi attack on funeral “If the U.S. is serious when it says our support for Saudi Arabia isn’t a blank check, then it’s time to prove it.” Continue reading “Reading – Information Clearing House: Do Western Nations Care About Yemeni Lives Or Saudi Blood Money?”

Poem: The Black Saturday 

On Saturday, 8 October 2016, airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mourners in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and local health officials indicate that over 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen said.

It really was a black Saturday for all Yemeni people, that they will not forget this carnage forever. Continue reading “Poem: The Black Saturday “

Poem: My Kids’ Fears of The Monster Birds 


Tonight, when the Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes were hovering, hitting and bombing my city, Sana’a the capital of Yemen, I remembered the first time that Saudi airstrikes hit my city on March 26, 2015. I remembered how my little kids were afraid of the flashes and sounds of the bombs that were thrown on my city by Saudi’s warplanes. I remembered my kids’ cries and the fears on their eyes. I remembered how I tried to calm down them by lying that those sounds and light flashes are caused by lightning and thunder. Continue reading “Poem: My Kids’ Fears of The Monster Birds “

Reading – UNICEF Newsline: In Yemen, a mother’s determination keeps her children in school

Al Hussein primary school, partially damaged due to the ongoing conflict. Approximately 2 million Yemeni children are out of school, oftentimes because of major damage to school buildings.
Al Hussein primary school, partially damaged due to the ongoing conflict. Approximately 2 million Yemeni children are out of school, oftentimes because of major damage to school buildings.

     In a post on unicef.org, Rajat Madhok reports on how one Yemeni mother’s perseverance has kept her sons enroled in classes, citing a quote from that mother that describing her situation “Absolutely, I am scared, very scared that my children might get caught or hurt in the conflict,” she said. “But I am more concerned about them missing out on their crucial years of education.” Continue reading “Reading – UNICEF Newsline: In Yemen, a mother’s determination keeps her children in school”