Who would feed the Orphans?

My heart is a pancake,

Shared by the poor and homeless

And there is a poetic spot,

That belongs to the orphans

Who are covered with my blood,

Seeking for a home,

All these ages I wonder,

Who are those Orphans?

Then I found the answer,

Hanging on the sky page;

Those who sleep in the trash cans,

Sweat and cry and spit,

Those who make small clay houses,

Doesn’t let them get into

These ghosts that you see,

Close to the traffic signs,

Shaking more than breathing!

My heart is a pancake,

Shared by the poor and homeless,

And the eternal question is

Who would feed the orphans?

The naked bodies crawl on the sharp docks,

The small hands that are forced to break the rocks,

The time howls without mercy,

The children watching our world

From their neglected corner,

Their skin tells you how sun is every day,

Their violent shiver tells you how the cold is every night.

 

My heart is a pancake,

Shared by the poor and homeless,

The bones pray for the tortured body,

The tear improvise a poem,

For the watchful eye,

My heart is a pancake,

Shared by the poor and homeless,

Under the ground they are many,

Try to steal our attention,

Cry secretly and laugh as a compliment,

Hiding under the bridges,

Wrapping with newspaper,

Which never ever talking about them!

In front of the pizza shops

They are many

Watching in silence

And never taste.

Next, to the parks, they are many.

Lookout there fellows in humanity!

And in whisper,

Get out of their chest,

Alongside toy stores,

They are many,

Spying bitterly

Running strongly to the trash cans,

For holding their cotton toys.

 

My heart is a pancake,

Shared by the poor and homeless

And I wonder if one good heart

Stopped beating,

Who would feed the orphans?!

Amirah Al Wassif is a freelance writer(28) years old,from egypt 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, was published in 2014 and her latest illustrated book, The Cocoa Book and Other Stories is forthcoming.

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