A poem from a Facebook friend

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I think this is quite beautiful and sad at the same time.  I can relate to it very much as well.  And so I share it with you.
Dedicated to the oppressed everywhere.

I can only imagine
What it’s like to sacrifice
How it feels to do without
What it takes to pay the price
To offer all I have
Unto others with a need
I can only imagine
For myself, I live in greed

I can only imagine
What it’s like to live alone
How it feels to be rejected
How to get by on my own
To never share a secret
To feel empty inside
I can only imagine
For myself, I live in pride

I can only imagine
What it’s like to be abused
How it feels to lie awake
Feeling angry, tired, and bruised
To have no friend to turn to
Filled with rage I can’t release
I can only imagine
For myself, I live in peace

I can only imagine
What it’s like to know such pain
How it feels to wake each morning
With a past I can’t explain
To live a constant nightmare
That no one else can parallel
I can only imagine
But for them, they live in Hell.

By Amir Khan

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Comments(3)

  • est
    November 23, 2010, 8:37 am  

    how can i thank you [enough]
    for doing the right thing ?

    shame on the rest of us
    if we fail – to speak – and act

  • Gail Coleman
    November 23, 2010, 11:55 am  

    This is exactly how I feel when I think of or chat with friends in Gaza!! It borders on being a guilt complex. Yet, they tell me to not feel that way. The Palestinians are amazing people!

  • Gail Baker
    November 24, 2010, 9:39 am  

    This poem comes from the heart; it is for all oppressed people, regardless of religious affiliation!!!! How then can we not be moved to see, through these words, that the people in Palestine have suffered too long? or that the Indigenous or Aboriginal people in Canada or the Native Americans, or the homeless, or the abused, or the outcast, everywhere, have also faced and still endure injustice? It is something that awakens the diivine spark which exists in all people, and it speaks to our conscience if we have the heart to listen.

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