YOU & I

محمود جمال في ثنائية شعرية عن ”الحرب والسلام. العقاب والسماح. بين حديثك عن الجحيم وحديثي عن الجنّة. بين أن تحلُم بالسيف وأتغنى بالورود. بين رغبتك بالدمار ورغبتي بالبناء… بيننا: أنا وأنت“

من مجموعته الشعرية: ”حبة دواء بطعم السكّر“

Poem by, Mahmood Jamal

You want to speak of War

I want to speak of Peace.

 

You say Punish

I say Forgive

 

You speak of God’s Wrath

I speak of His Mercy

 

Your Quran is a Weapon

My Quran is a Gift

 

You speak of the Muslim brotherhood

I speak of the brotherhood of Man

 

You like to Warn others

I like to Welcome them

 

You like to speak of Hell

I like to speak of Heaven.

 

You talk of Lamentation

I talk of Celebration.

 

You worship the Law

I worship the Divine.

 

You want Silence

I want Music

 

You  want Death

I  want Life

 

You speak of Power

I speak of Love.

 

You search out Evil

I warm to the Good

 

You dream of the Sword

I sing of the Rose petal

 

You say the world is a Desert

I say the world is a Garden

 

You prefer the Plain

I prefer the Adorned

 

You want to Destroy

I want to Build

 

You want to go Back

I want to move Forward

 

You are busy Denying

I am busy Affirming

 

Yet there might be one thing

on which we see eye to eye

 

You want Justice

So do I.

*** *** ***

( From Sugar-coated Pill)

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