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Monday, December 13, 2010

Living Crutches

By: Yousef Zreagat
© 2011 by THE BIRD(

 To my life friend Ali, “The Crutches Poet”

Tow trees in two distant forests in Gilead Mountains giving shade for people and safe haven for birds. A man slashes the first branch from an oak tree and the second from an olive tree. They were abandoned for months, dyeing out before a carpenter took them and turned them into crutches for a young boy. 
“Try them and be careful my sweet heart, they will help you going to school instead of the wheelchair” said his mother. He was a young poet who writes love poems for all people in this world, a world he dreams to explore and establish friendship and love with. He didn’t have a bed to sleep on, so the first night he laid them on the floor next to his mattress saying: “promise not to let me down and I will make you my friends”. A week later he painted them greenish just like their living color and wrote on them “Let us share love and we will make a change in this world “. 
They carried him ups and downs for years, they accompanied him to poetry evenings, listening to his romantic poetry and his sad story since he became crippled at the age of five. He kept talking to them and in one evening in his room, he gladly read a poem for them naming it “My Friends Forever”. The crutches felt his happiness when they carried his strong slim body during his first visit to Liverpool, where he met his one day friend Mark.  They felt his worm tears dropping on them when his mother passed away. They also felt injured when he bought a car and put them in the back seat.
The dreamer poet still watches his crutches every morning believes to see them giving oak and olive buds that will become branches one day.

Way of Snakes

The gate

 The butterfly and the iron bars


My crutches

 My crutches

 I'm to leave now

My one day friend, Mark

Honor Crime

 The shiny piaster

Living Crutches


 Ali's Camel

The Crazy Hunter

The Child Woman

 The Chicken Eagle


 The Woman and the Mud Toy

 A competition


"Put in the pannier"


 Omer's Childhood

Advice is Worth a Camel

 The Deposit

The kack Story

Your Tears

 The Three Lovers


 The Shroud Thief

 Fatoom, the Daughter of the Beggars

The Tale of the Enchanted Handkerchief

 The Bride of Necklace of Tales

 The Stepmother


 The Gipsy Clouds

Sofia's Masterpiece Story

The Other

A Word

A Zionist Friend!

These are beautiful Expression - a kind of Haiku


Rifle and Violin

Fall Farewell


Colors Reflection

Laptop's Crystal Screen

The Strawberry woman

Disappointed call

The Guilty World

 My Other Half

 The Whirlwind


 Mary: Angel on Wheelchair

 From children of Gaza

 Mission Impossible

 I am really alone

America and ISIS

 Silky Song

 Jordan Tourism Trails (JTT)


A weapon is not a gun!

Selfish World


Horrible love

Fork, Knife and Pen

A world without conscience

Terrorism everywhere

Mentality of the terrorist

 Good and evil terrorism!

All ships pass, but don't stay

Believers kill non-believers even if they are their parents!

Hunger Games in the Middle East

World of fear

 Can we apologize to Alan?

Download My book: All Ships Pass, But Don't Stay for free

Children of Yemen

 Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

 A Garrulous Friend

 A Little Fly

The Tree

My Teacher

 Indistinct Dreams

A Song in the Box

 Spread of Madness

 Daily Death


The Cleric

The ugly crease


 My kitten

The Unfair Race

The Rose

The rocky statue

One Man Play

 The Tale of Donkey and Roses

A Desire

 A Letter

 The Clown

My Lovely Bird

The Fight

 Monster Legend

 Sound of Dollars

Zeus and Aphrodite in Jerash- Jordan

Children of the valley or PEACEWADI

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 






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