Separation and worry

Poem by Naji Al-Majaresh (English below)

الجفا والهم

أنا مع الهم عتال

أشيل إلي ما شالته جبال

حلمي كبير والحمل ميال

من جفا حبي والحب قتّال

ترى البعد أهون من جفا

يذبح ويخلي الدم سيال

أنا يا حبيبتي اشتريتك

ماني بائع جوال

تريد بكبرك تهملني

أنا همومك لها شيال

وتريد بالجفا تجرح قلب حبك

إنت بالهوى تمثال

خلك على كيفك حبيبي

وأريد تفرح

من يوصل خبر موتي

بعد ما تفتح الجوال

ناجي المجاريش

I am a carrier of worries.

I carry what mountains cannot carry.

My dream is big but the burden is huge;

I’m separated from my love, and love is a killer.

To be away is not easier with separation,

It kills and makes the blood flow.

I want you, my love.

I am not a traveling salesman.

You want to ignore me by your pride;

I’m the one who is carrying your worries.

You want to hurt a heart that loved you through separation;

You are a statue of love.

I want you to be happy.

Who will deliver the news of my death

After you open your phone.

By: Naji Al-Majaresh

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