The Musk

Dear World,

Have you witnessed those glimmering lights in the sky?
Each night there are more and more of them.
No, they are not the stars.

Have you heard those loud cries?
Each night there are less and lesser voices.
No, it does not signify peace.

Have you touched the cheek of those children?
Each day, they are wet with tears.
Yes, they have no one but the martyrs.

Have you smelt the air of this land?
Each day it is perfumed better than the musk.
Yes, this is Syria.

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