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for those who don't know chocolate!

written by: Amirah Al Wassif

 

for those who don't know chocolate
the children of poverty
and the sleepers in the corners of ancient streets
for those who survived famines but are still hungry
for those boys who never dream
because they never sleep
for those who don't know chocolate
but only heard rumors about its sweetness
the people with half a soul
who lack food and live in imaginary houses

for those who crawled on the sharp platforms at mid-night day after day
seeking the warmth to live
for those babies who never tasted milk
who stare with wide eyes looking for any help
for the hands of charity
and the sensitive hearts which cry and bleed
for those who gathered in the torn tents around the world
waiting such a long time
for those who don't know chocolate
and haven't the ability to imagine it

for the innocent faces washed by the rain
for the seekers of the smell of humanity in each dark alley
for those who kiss the sun through their contemplative glances
for those who write with heavy hearts and crushed dreams
the climbers of existence's shoulder
looking for the face of justice

for the dancers with bare feet on Everest's peak
who do their best to bring joy and peace
for the sun of tolerance warming our bones
for the bloom of the flowers
amidst the sky's gloom

for those who never tasted chocolate
but have heard about its magic
the crawlers of the earth with their great desire
to make the difference between the past and future

for those who draw in the sand
with belief in their friendship with the waves of the sea
for the people murdered in every battle
for the injured soldiers in every war
for those women who haven't the right to vote

for the fishermen in their ships
for the highest star in our sky
and for the rainbow
for those people with disabilities
and for those players with woolen balls
for the little boys who sell water
for the little girls who feed the roosters

for the nations which suffer from drought
for the victims of racism
for the dead murdered by terrorism

Amirah AL- wassif

Amirah AL- wassif

Amirah Al Wassif is a freelance writer. She has written articles, novels, short stories, poems and songs. Five of her books were written in Arabic and many of her English works have been published in various cultural magazines. Amirah is passionate about producing literary works for children, teens and adults which represent cultures from around the world. Her first book, Who do not Eat Chocolate was published in 2014 and her latest illustrated book, The Cocoa Book and Other Stories is forthcoming.
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