we still live in the cave!

we still live in the cave!

we live in the cave,
me, my people and some funny creatures appear on the TV screen
my family doesn't have any screens,
but our neighbors have one
they saw these creatures through it,
they laugh every night,
they laugh every breaking news
when we hearing their laughter,
we laugh too as polite followers
who don't want to make their leaders disappointed

we live in the cave,
nursing our mother nature milk, perfectly like a greedy newborn
we have no idea
If we love our cave or not?
we have no food, no water
but, our neighbors have.
we hear the movement of their mouth every day, every night
we absorb their voices while watering their body
and then, we feel like " we did it, we ate, we drunk, also we had our shower."

we live in the cave, watching the shadows of ourselves here and there
and if you ask me
"did you ever feel bored?"
I will automatically answer you
I have no idea
but, if my neighbors felt bored before
my answer would be "yes"
because as you know I and my people are their followers.

we live in the cave,
trying to figure out our way
throughout our neighbor's eye

they talk to us behind the ancient walls every year
every year, they come and stop close our cave
and order us to shut up our mouths
cause that isn't fit the modern civilization age
we are so polite followers to our leaders
so, we did it, we shut up

we live in the cave,
with no clothes, we all here are naked as the day that we are born
but, that isn't matter
because our neighbors have clothes
they have many
and they promised us that they will donate to us
it is a grand prize for me and my people, isn't?

we live in the cave with no information
keeping our blinders on our eyes
trying our best to catch what the new from our neighbors station
and they still laugh every night,
every breaking news
we also laugh too
and when they laugh louder,
we follow our leaders
and when they laugh louder,
we follow our neighbors
but finally, after while of laughing,
we started to cry!

Amirah Al-Wassif

Amirah Al-Wassif is a freelance writer, poet, and novelist. Five of her books were written in Arabic and many of her English works have been published in A Gathering Of Tribes, Tuck Magazine, and various cultural magazines. she has 2 published books in English, a collection poetry " for those who dont know chocolate" and a children book " the cocoa boy and other stories".

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