الأحد، 28 أغسطس، 2011

Grief...!!


Feeling bad
Feeling sad
Feeling worry
even mad
Wonder,Wonder
when our revolution win over
there in mother land


When my words have been lost, what would I do?!
When my pen is not free, what would I do?!
When my voice is not heard, what would I do?!
When my brain stuck on, what would I do?!
When my soul ask for justice, what would I do?!

When the evil leads us, what would we do?!
When lies come over truth, what would we do?!
When criminals act like heroes, what would we do?!
When Justice gone & dignity disappear, what would we do?!
When our nation bleeding, how could we give up?!

When thousands of martyrs die for ours
how could we forget
When their blood paints our freedom way,
our rights & independence,how could we give up

When we all on the edge,
How could we survive ?!
When we all under fire,
How could we survive ?!


**By
Sam Binzoa
Minneapolis - MN
Aug. 28th 2011

الاثنين، 1 أغسطس، 2011

My 1st. Ramadan In The U.S


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Today was the first day of our holly month "Ramadan" wow, macha ALLAH. Its totally new experience which I hope to learn from. Tonight,it seems I want write my Note in English because I miss to write some Notes in this foreign language, because as I remember I didn't write in English for a while, I think since I was in HOME -Yemen- when I wrote my poem "Signs Of Love" in October last year of 2010.. So, lets see how it will be

It's the first day of holly Ramadan today, the first "fasting month" as my school  mate call, meaning Ramadan.. It's my first time being in new place as Home.. It's my first time I don't see the Ramadan's Big Eastern -Muslim Countries- Welcoming... That's because  I'am far from Home!!! The home I was just having the opportunity to know and get close.. "Yemen" The home that my grand grand fathers came from, that's because I'm so far away, starting new life journey with my Mother and experiencing Ramadan at the United States this year..This is the first Ramadan EVER.. that I starting to fast in the this country, as It's way to be home.. Yes, we used to travel with dad  in our childhood whether visiting mom or passing to see family members in Europe as usual in summer times, or Christmas vacations.. At that past time.. During dad's life time, but we never be late being there til Ramadan comes.. I didn't understand when dad was freezing all his Traveling activities in Ramadan to be sure that he will be home , fasting with us and doing Ramadan's especial worships with us at home too in this holly month... It's my first time at all to be away and feeling alone ,  trying to accept the fact that says: This is my new home .. Mom's home.. but It looks so weird to me even if I have no idea how it would be, but I'm sure of one thing which tells that  "today , and since the morning prayer 'till sunset" -FUTOUR TIME- all the sweet memories from childhood,  had been brought to me through heart, mind & soul.. All memories with Ramadan in sweet Cairo, Dubai with grand daddy.. Holly lands "Mekka" and "Madina" .. Ramadan in my  Dearest Sana'a, Mukkallah, are all brought to me today.. I admit, that I didn't feel what I used to feel when I started fasting today.. besides, I miss my Islamic environment truly.. I miss my district, my neighborhood whether in Cairo or Sana'a .. Those two dearest cities in my heart are missed today.. even the Masjid is missing .. I miss Masjid Al-Rahman Al-Rahim.. I miss Masjid Al-Radwaan.. I miss Masjid Bilal.. I miss Masjid Sayida Zainab.. I miss Masjid Ha'el in Sana'a.. I miss Masjid Ahmed Nasir, eventhough that Masjid "Ahmed Nasir" was so far from My Grand fathers house.. but It was the most loved one to me.. I miss Masjid Sheikh Zaid too.. I miss all Those Masajid which I used to pray in all .. During this so especial month of our lives

I miss the spiritual state of Ramadan at Home with family.. I miss how all of us welcome it and how the whole situation changes around from the 1st day and every one of us notices that or witnesses that wherever we go

I miss my family whom are there, miss my neighborhood, my neighbors, my school mats at Cairo, other school mates at Sana'a.. I miss my friends, my college, my professors at SU and my classmates there. I'm really missing everything at Home.. missing everyone tonight... I suddenly feel HOMESICK tonight.. I would like to say: Happy Ramadan Kareem to all of them. my dear family, friends, sisters and brothers in ALLAH wherever you are.. "Ramadan Kareem" to you all .. Ramadan kareem to my Grand daddy.. hope you're no longer feeling mad because of the way we came here to mom.. I love you so much.. Ramadan kareem to my families at Cairo.. Ramadan kareem to my friends there too.. Ramadan kareem to  my dear professors and classmates at Sana'a .. especially politic science professors at SU

In this holly month, I wish peace comes to my Arab revolution countries and all of our precious Muslim countries, I wish that we take our dignity back, breathing safe, and having a real steps for reaching justice and freedom, growing inside and out.. Ending the poverty, injustice, ignorance and all other bad actions in our Arab countries

Ramadan is the month of mercy, hope and hard working.. loving each other, helping each other, and forgiving each other.. Its the month of double good deeds .. Its the month of being so close to our Almighty God, our Creator.. our ALLAH.. Its our chance to be cleaned from all sins from bodies and souls.. Its time to refresh our memories to think more and more about our dear brothers and sisters around the globe whom have problems, to give attention to those whom are living in hunger, in bad or even dangerous situations... To  give attention to those whom are in need, whom need our help to save.. Its time to say lets take actions to save others whom' re living Over there so far from us in Africa, suffering from famine specially in Somalia nowadays. I'm truly wondering how people in Arab or Muslim countries ignore like that very serious problem???? living  calm and being careless about situation like what Somalia suffering right now??? .. especially rich ones like gulf countries and its people, who I know most of them live very spoiled like the UAE, Oman, and Kuwait and other ones.. Of course I don't include Qatar, Because As I think .. Qatar never ignore Somalia's situation or any other Islamic country that suffers with any kind of crisis from the beginning til the end.. I'm pointing fingers of those who pretend they don't know.  Yes, the rest of gulf Countries who just don't care..  How come they just spend time like Holly Ramadan without thinking or taking serious actions for their brothers and sisters in Islam who're suffering right beside them???? .. How can they live, having Ramadan's especial habits as we all  know.. while their Muslim brothers and sisters, their neighbors in Somalia suffering a very dangerous famine, dying every day on the streets because of hunger???? How can they deal with seeing that much DEATH from the NEWS and stay calm, taking ZERO action for help????? As I see.. there's NO any feelings of taking responsibility for helping Somalia.. Didn't exist at all, what a SHAME


Sam Binzoa
Minnesota
Aug. 1st 2011