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Lebanon 1933 – 2012

جبران خليل جبران
حديقة النبي ١٩٣٣

ويل لامة تكثر فيها الطوائف وتخلو من الدين
ويل لامة تلبس مما لا تنسج ، وتأكل مما لا تزرع، وتشرب مما لا تعصر
ويل لامة تحسب المستبد بطلا”، وترى الفاتح المذل رحيما”
ويل لامة تكره الشهوة في احلامها وتعنو لها في يقظتها
ويل لامة لا ترفع صوتها الا اذا مشت بجنازة، ولا تفخر الا بالخراب
ولا تثور الا وعنقها بين السيف والنطع
ويل لامة سائسها ثعلب، وفيلسوفها مشعوذ، وفنها فهن الترقيع والتقليد
ويل لامة تستقبل حاكمها بالتطبيل وتودعه بالصفير،
لتستقبل اخر بالتطبيل والتزمير
ويل لامة حكماؤها خرس من وقر السنين ورجالها الاشداء
في اقمطة السرير
ويل لامة مقسمة الى اجزاء وكل جزء يحسب نفسه أمة

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بْحبّ قولْ:

ويلٌ لأُمَّةٍ لا تَتقَدَّم
وَيْلٌ لأمّةٍ لا يَزالُ يُطَبّقُ عليْها شعْرٌ كُتِبَ منذُ ٨٠ سَنَةٍ

وَيلٌ لأُمةٍ تَخسَرُ شَبابَها مِنْ جَرّاءِ عدم مُبالاتِها
هَبَلِها… جَشَعِها… وَتَبَعِيَّتِها

وَيلٌ لأُمّةٍ لا تَضعُ الشعبَ أَوّلاً
وَويلٌ لشعبٍ لا يَكْتَرِث للوَطَنِ أَوّلاً
يَحبُّ ذاتَهُ.. يَبغَضُ غيْرَهُ.. ولا يأْبَهْ بمصيبةِ أَخيهِ

نحنُ نرى الويلَ بِأَعْيُنِنا
ونَلْمسُه الآن كُلّ دقيقة

والعَتبُ ليسَ على الدّولة
وَلا على القانونْ

العَتَبُ عَلَيْنا نَحنُ

شَعبٌ طَمّاع… يُباعُ وَيُشْتَرى…
قُطْعانْ
وَسَلْخُنا قريبْ.

with Love
M

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So I heard…

You know I wrote my first poem when I was nine. Its title was: people’s sayings.

It went as following:
I talked to you, people said I liked you
I played with you, people said I loved you ( played as in chase, in school )
I walked with you, people said (whatever , I forgot… (walked as in walked together during the school’s recess) )
Then, the poem goes like I lost you, because of what they said. It was something like I lost a friend because of people’s sayings.

In this poem I was meaning Chang, a friend in school. He used to like me, but I hated the fact that people talked a lot and made us grow apart because of their bullshit.
Now THAT was a long time ago.
But, still the fact that people only mean harm doesn’t change. Sometimes it is not that they MEAN harm, sometimes it’s just that they CAUSE harm.

One dire truth I learned: DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE SAY, they might DESTROY you.

I’ll talk about two important aspects people can interfer in: our dreams and our relationships.



dreams.

Every kid has a dream, and dreams usually range from being something very reachable, logical, and simple to being very ambitious, irrational, and absurd.

A girl who wishes to become a fashion designer tells her family, her teachers, and her friends of her dream. Chances are most of them will crush that dream. “A fashion designer?? Seriously?! Keep dreaming kiddo, that dream ain’t becoming real… Ever…” is what her uncle will most probably say. Her brother will most likely make fun of her by telling her she has no taste at all. Her mother will tell her of her own dream at childhood of becoming a princess. She’ll tell her childhood dreams are always absurd.
Then, comes her teacher – to most students, teachers are the ones who know-it-all, since they are so perfect to do mistakes because hey, they’re the ones who are teaching them everything and correcting their mistakes in exams. So, the teacher will ofcourse come against the little girl by telling her that she should focus on her studies and not dream that silly dream. She has a long way of studying math, physics, biology, history, philosophy, English, and so on… fashion designing is a whole new world, unrelated to her world.


Now, the girl will be hammered, smashed, but will soon get over it- and get over her DREAM.

At the age of 16, she’ll realize that a lot of people out there are actually fashion designers and are not Martians. She’s love it again, and decide that after high school, she’ll major in fashion design!

Here comes everyone to smash her AGAIN. She guesses they’re right. She did study all that physics, math, English, sociology, philosophy, history… afterall! After fifteen years of school and hardwork, she is not going to throw that all away because of a stupid childhood dream! So, she’ll probably major in a major that her surrounding will label as “SAFE”, regardless if she likes it or not. “You don’t want to be a dependant woman do you? You should be a financially independent woman! We are in the 21st century!” always echoes in her head.

At the age of 41, she’ll meet an old school friend- whom in turn destroyed her dreams when they were young. To her surprise, this friend grew up to be a fashion designer! The Hammered Girl will remind her of her old criticisms and mocking back in the days when they were young, and the fashion designer will smile saying, ”oh we were just kids! Plus, I worked hard to be here, and I didn’t listen to anyone’s opinion. If I did, I’ll be some lame business woman, a serious boring engineer, or a fat lifeless doctor- or nurse since I was not that bright in biology”. Here, serious boring engineer aka Hammered Girl will go silent. Fashion Designer will be surprised,” don’t tell me you are one of those, omg, I am so sorry I don’t mean those are bad professions, if you love them and you fit there, I am sure you’re happy,…….”

Here, Hammered Girl will look at Fashion Designer not hearing a thing, thinking of only one sentence “ I didn’t listen to anyone’s opinion”. Why didn’t SHE do the same?

Why did she listen to the people who crushed her? But, it’ll be too late! She will still have to go to her office each day, do her boring job, and go back home check some websites and magazines about the latest trends, watch a bit of fashion tv, then sleep early so that she’ll be able to wake up early the next morning for some BORING BORING work.

“DREAM BIG, BECAUSE DREAMS DO COME TRUE”


relationships.

People love to gossip.
Some gossips are actually true. They’d reveal the hidden truth, so they’d uncover the liar’s lies, and let the lied-to person judge. But usually, gossips are somehow malleable. Meaning that people usually fold the truth so that the gossip will become more juicy, and worth gossiping about.

Many friends grow apart because of people.
Many relationships end because of what ‘they heard’.

When a part in a relationship hears something from a third part, he might not believe it, but their trust towards the other part in the relationships starts to shake. And once the other part shows any kind of distrustful actions, the part who has heard something will lose his trust completely to the other person.

Without trust, a relationship would fail since it becomes meaningless. The other part will not understand what happened, and chances are he will never get what really went wrong since the third part who interfered threatened the person who has heard something of NOT TELLING ANYONE ( aka the other part in the relationship ), because he doesn’t like to interfere and cause problems. HELLO!?! YOU ALREADY DID YOU ASS HOLE!

The first part in the relationship will actually keep this trust going on with the 3rd part and won’t say anything to the shocked part in the whole story, because of the great concern the third part has shown him. How nice of him to actually step forward and reveal the truth, and how foolish he were to not know it all along!!

Still, that truth may be so insignificant for the shocked part that he will keep on asking WHYs, because his reason isn’t letting him know the answer.

Two years later, the shocked part will know what really happened. He’ll explain to the first part that whatever she heard is untrue, and that people were just messing up with her head! The first part will not digest the idea properly, might either not believe him- since trust is wouhou inexistent anymore, or will actually believe what the shocked part is saying but will tell him it’s too late now.

Now the first part will know something about the third part’s friend or lover and step forward to tell her/him. The third part will tell the first part that he doesn’t believe him, and will go on with his relationship.

BANG! “Why didn’t I not believe what he said two years earlier!?!” asks himself the first part.

NEVER LET ANYONE COME IN BETWEEN YOU AND ANOTHER PERSON, BECAUSE NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU TWO HAVE BEEN THROUGH, ARE FACING, AND WILL EXPERIENCE IN THE FUTURE. AND WHATEVER YOU HEAR, CONFRONT THE PERSON ON THE SPOT, BECAUSE TRUST ME, IF YOU WERE HIM AND HE WERE YOU, HE WOULD CONFRONT THAT PERSON RIGHT AWAY!

People are never happy for you, so spare yourself the questions.

Names are changed.

Also found on : http://mayaakra8.blogspot.com/

ITM

Our human brain functions in an ironic illogical typical manner.

Isn’t it ironic that we usually trust those whom we know shouldn’t be trusted, and doubt those who are nice since being nice isn’t a common virtue?

We love those who don’t know we exist, and ignore those who seem to care about us? We believe lies just so that we wouldn’t get hurt, and never seem to accept, confront, or even hear the truth?

We cry for those who wouldn’t cry for us, and never lend a shoulder for those who need us? We work so hard to gain someone’s love, and then once we do, we take him or her for granted?

We are disloyal and expect others to be loyal? We prefer going out and partying all the time instead of studying to build a successful future? We make fun of those who actually care for their future and call them names and labels, to hide out our in confidence and failure? We avoid our parents when we know they’re (usually) the source of our ‘everything’ and of our existence? We prefer our temporary transitional friends over our permanent family?

We never seem satisfied when we know that our lives are much better than millions but billions of people? We change, rebel, lie, and pretend to be someone we’re not just to be accepted by people who do not accept our real being? We constantly desire what others need or seem to have.

We judge a person by his looks and appearance that doesn’t last and never care to discover someone’s personality. We make fun of those who protect nature and the environment we live in, drink of its water, and eat of its food.

We generate and fabricate rumors from the most horrific and sad events caring for no one’s feelings, dignity, and privacy only to have fun, open a conversation, or attract attention. We smoke even though we know the consequences and effects of smoking.

We favor drugs, alcohol, and suicide over consulting a specialist or accepting the truth? We usually give up instead of trying again? We prefer revenge over forgiveness, lust over love, war over peace, and cheating over hard work?

Sad but true, we are all the same selfish, arrogant, indifferent, inconsiderate creatures who love to have everything… all at the same time.

Andwhen do we realize this?

When we lose the ones we love, that’s when we regret every second we cldnt be next to them and everytime we hurt them in or unintentionally.

When we fail to succeed in life, that’s when we regret never taking it seriously

When the one we loved hurts us, that’s when we realize we chose the wrong person to care for

When we need someone so bad, but no ones actually there for us
When we lose our dignity and respect; that’s when we wish we never did what we have done..

When we get ill; that’s when we realize that those warnings were right..

When we lose anything or anyone; that’s when we know how valuable they are to our hearts and how foolish we were to take them for granted and not cherish them..
remorse, regret.. nothing but nothingness, chasing a shadow ..cz time is unidirectional.. and the past is unchangeable.
also found at http://mayaakra8.blogspot.com/2010/05/itm.html