POETRY | DIARY OF A MUSLIM NOBODY ‘FORGIVE US PLEASE’

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‘Diary Of A Muslim Nobody’ is a poetry series by Reaz Rah­man. All volumes are now avail­able for gen­er­al pur­chase through Amazon.  10% of all profits will be going to refugee causes around the world — a work­ing part­ner­ship is cur­rently agreed with Rest­lessBe­ings char­ity & their work with TheR­o­hingya.

Below is a piece from ‘Diary Of A Muslim Nobody Volume 1’ 

For­give us please.

Oh chil­dren of the wars we lead
For­give us for the tears you bleed
Your child­hoods taken away
Inno­cence gone astray
For­give of our selfish greed
Oh chil­dren of the wars we lead
Our weapons that aim straight to your heart
Our dis­reg­ard that tears your fam­ily apart
Our weapons of inter­na­tion­al destruc­tion
Under the con­trol of mass cor­rup­tion
For­give us inno­cent chil­dren
One day we shall plead
As we tell our mur­der­ous armies to recede
Even one life taken is to kill all human­ity
When will we put an end to our own insan­ity?
Inva­sions of for­eign lands
Fin­an­cial spon­sors of the under­hand
Twis­ted mor­al­ity where we turn a blind eye
Ignor­ing the pain & the tears you cry
For­got­ten gen­er­a­tions of stor­ies untold
Our love & com­pas­sion left out in the cold how
long will we con­tin­ue to stand by?
How long will we con­tin­ue to watch you die?
There is no sig­ni­fic­ance in your nation­al­ity
That jus­ti­fies what seems to be our care dis­par­ity
It doesn’t really mat­ter where you are from
Too late to help once your lives are gone
When will the world say enough to all the killing?
When will we demand a new begin­ning?
When will our lead­ers say with sin­cere author­ity
All life is deserving of equal­ity?
Oh chil­dren of the wars we lead
For­give us, for­give us please…

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.