They stripped me of my sword as a warrior
my pen as a poet
my brush as a painter
and my guitar as a Gypsy
This poem appeared in Al Jadid, Vol. 7, no. 37 (Fall 2001)
The late Mohammed al-Maghout was a prominent Syrian poet. This poem is included in his book, “Sayyaf al-Zuhur” (The Flower Slayer, 2001).
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