Trembling like a leaf in the breeze but without falling;
Trembling like a flag in the wind but without a country;
Trembling like a bird in the snow and without protection;
Trembling like a cat in winter while freezing and purring;
Trembling like a fish out of the water, unable to respire;
Trembling like a motherless child crying herself to sleep;
Trembling like a school kid who has just failed his exams;
Trembling like a fallen athlete who has lost his power;
Trembling like a country at war, brutalized by the occupier;
Trembling like anyone forced to leave his country of choice
And fearing the prospect of a tremendous culture shock;
Trembling like the Earth in the aftermath of an explosion;
Trembling like clouds frightened by a thunderstorm;
Trembling just like me, falling prey to tremor...

© Djehane Hassouna, 2007

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