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Julie reads a Syrian Poem in tribute to Jo Cox: "Brave Woman"

Julie attended vigils for Jo Cox in Manchester and Crewe where she read out the following poem by Syrian poet Zeki Majed.

 

Brave Woman
She is the bravest my eyes have ever seen
A lion bows, in shiver and fear
I am on my knees for I can not believe
A woman so beautiful, among us she breathes…
 
I offer this world and everything within to her feet…
I say proudly that I will protect her with fists…
She smiles, then gently she says to me…
I am a woman, strong and I do not need
Protection, for I may seem fragile
But I am stronger than steel…
 
I do not know what words to speak…
For I desire her love, and love her miserably…
But I have only my heart to offer
And she deserves better than me…
 
It does not matter that I love her endlessly…
She lives in a world that the devil dreams to flee…
And yet she stands strong with a smile shining through her lips…
With a laugh musical, poetry to my ears…
She is a brave woman…gentle and free

Copyright © Zeki Majed 

 

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/brave_woman_695295

 

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