Prayer in a Time of Dispossession

Astray in my homeland, estranged, I cry.

My voice isn’t heard by those passing by,

Echoing hungry, blighted country folk

Who’ve come to live on their worries and sighs.

The Lebanese are dispossessed, not by an occupying state or a foreign enemy, but by their own state. Rulers and political leaders who, because of their greed, corruption and mismanagement, deprive citizens of their possessions and the right to access resources such as electricity, food products, fuel, and other necessities for a decent living. Thus, the Lebanese are estranged and exiled in their own country. They have become astray in their homeland.

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