Notice Me

I'm crying out but I shed no tears
Notice me, Notice me

Nobody thinks of me
Notice me, Notice me

Why do they blame me?
Notice me, Notice me

I smile to hide the pain
Notice me, Notice me

My laugh is loud but can't be heard
Notice me, Notice me

When it thunders, I sleep
Notice me, Notice me

I eat but my stomach never fills
Notice me, Notice me

The world around me screams "Wow!" and I ask "How?"
Notice me, Notice me

Love for another...Love for another, does it really exist?
Notice me, Notice me

Too busy running, too self-absorbed
Notice me, Notice me

Everyone around me unable to see
Notice me, Notice me

When everything breaks, I'm left to pick up the pieces
Notice me, Notice me

Illusions are the prize and me a tear in their eyes
Notice me, Notice me

I count 1, 2, 3...You see
Notice me, Notice me

Last on the list, other things on it first
Notice me, Notice me

I walk, I run it matters nonetheless
Notice me, Notice me

My roar overflows with words without pages
Notice me, Notice me

I wink at the bright yellow sun as the birds fly by
Notice me, Notice me

Look how high my broken swing touches the sky
Notice me, Notice me

Subdued by it all, my stillness keeps me afloat
Notice me, Notice me

Why me, Why me
Notice me, Notice me

Why not us, Why not us
Notice me, Notice me

-Najwa Kareem

This poem is dedicated to the precious innocent children of Syria who have been victimized by wicked, stony-hearted, barbaric acts of murderers, hypocrites, oppressors, haters, evildoers, etc.

*originally published on 7/22/14 at poems4palestine.com


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