On a margin of a forgotten camp

With pain we want to live

With sadness

With agony

With traumas

We want to live

With or without food

We want to live

With thirst

With enemies or without them

We still want to live

Under a cut in a tent with every drop of rain at night we want to live

We want to live

At the long queues for clothes we want to live

With every step we take towards the journey of death

We want to live

With every tree we pass

With every pride swallowed, we want to live

With or without our children

We want to live

With or without our parents

We want to live

We want to live, simply because we love life.

 

This has been published in collaboration with Hikayetna – Stories from Syria, Hope, and Optimism For Refugees.


17352203_10154201645016459_598235353001039215_nAmir Darwish is a British Syrian poet and writer of Kurdish origin. He was born in Aleppo and later arrived in Britain as an asylum seeker in 2003. Amir completed an MA from Durham University before moving to London, where he currently lives & writes. He has published his work in the UK, USA, Pakistan, India, Finland, Turkey, and Mexico. He tweets at @darwish_amir.

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