November 30, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Amirah Al Wassif




for those who don’t know chocolate



for those who don’t know chocolate

the children of poverty

and the sleepers in the corners of the ancient streets

for those who survived the famine but are still hungry

for those boys who never dream

cause they never sleep

for those who don’t know chocolate

and heard more news about its sweet

the people with half souls

and lack food and the imaginary house


for those who crawled on the sharp platforms in the mid-night of every day

seeking the warmth of living

for those babies who never taste the milk

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 from a long time

for those who don’t know chocolate

and haven’t the ability to imagine it


the innocent faces washed under the rain

the seekers of the smell of humanity in each alley, place and content

for those who kiss the sun through their contemplative glances

for those who write with heavy heart and smashed dreams

the climbers of the existence shoulder

looking for the justice face


for the dancers with bare feet on the top of Everest

who do their best to bring the joy and the peace

for the sun of tolerance which touching our bones

for the bloom of the flowers

and the skies gloom


for those who never taste chocolate

but they still hear about its magic

the crawlers on the earth with a great desire

to make the difference between the past and the future


for those who draw on the sand

with belief in the friendship with the waves of the sea

for the killed persons 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 the wool ball

for the little boys who sell the water

for the little girls who feed the roosters


for the nations which suffer

for the victims of racism

for the dead from terrorism


i write these poems for those

who don’t know chocolate






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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