Naive nobility

Artwork by Ali Wakwak
Artwork by Ali Wakwak made with remnants of the Libyan war

Mother, I had a dream last night

Of angels and devils having a fight

Of broken wings and bent scepters

Of confusion in children’s eyes

A woman was wailing

As her son was failing

To protect the land

The pride

And who died young and naive

Enthusiastically but in lack of faith

The mother prayed every night ever since

Perhaps the God will forgive his sins

Homes were covered in dust

Schools’ doors were shut

The youth was wasted

And the noble purpose of the fight was lost

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