Maha Salman’s poem ‘Hope’ was the National winner of the ANNE FRANK POETRY award.
As siren sounds, a life is broken
Eyes glaze with depression
As those who hide in the shadows
As their hope disintegrates into dust
Wondering if their screams will cease to carry
anchors made out of a thousand tears.
Agonisingly mind numbing pain.
As evil torments each house,
corners unturned by this new found darkness
People can only watch in grievous silence
As loved ones are stabbed with sickening poison
Robbed of their purity
Robbed of their dignity.
The hidden people
If their pain and abuse is all for nothing.
Hope’s world used to exist
As oblivious laughter and sweet messages
merged to form a girl
whose world was full of beauty
Father taking her to the sea shore
Feeling the soft waves kiss her feet
With which it made her feel invincible
Whilst eating cream cakes
And dreaming a sweet dream
Hope was a young girl-
Miss Anne Frank
Her mind filled with naivety
That people are really good at heart.
Despite hiding behind dust
Screaming in terror from her nightmares
She believed that behind misery there was beauty
Is used to represent the voice of the Jews
Only a simple little girl represents the Jews
Who showed what life can be through her little checked book