This aching ghost town

Source: The Telegraph


This ghost town needs not

Your sympathy

Your needless speeches

Your endless hypocritical



This ghost town needs not

Your empathy

Your condescension

Your ever-fading


Our ghost town needs not

Your vacant stacks

Your stray bullets

Your shameful pride

Your suits and


This time, Beirut needs not

Another loss

Another martyr

Another poisonous trade

Yet another whispered-out


This ghost town needs a


a victory

a harmonious symphony of

acceptance, freedom, and some more


Hussein Cheaito is a member of Beirut Today's editorial board and the publication's former managing editor. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Development Economics at the University of Sussex.

more recommended stories