inside out

everything is occupying my mind

no one hears the screams of children

agonies of sleepless mothers

in a long lasting nightmare

but me!


everything inside out in my mind

hammers breaking the silence of the lambs

but nothing outside!


only void spaces

colourless breaths

meaningless crawling days

all horses slaughtered

inside out!


hope is dragging its feet

for days and a thousand nights

be patient as a camel

don't hide your head in the sand

inside out!



by Najat Alshafie