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Mohammad Ahmad

Christmas In Fallujah poem \ Criticism , analysis and translation

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Christmas In Fallujah
Itís evening in the desert
Iím tired and Iím cold
But I am just a soldier
I do what I am told
إنه المساء في الصحراء
أنا متعب وجسمي يقشعر
ولكني جندي فحسب
أنفذ ما يقال لي وأطيع
We came with the crusaders
To save the holy land
Itís Christmas in Fallujah
And no one gives a damn
جئنا مع الصليبين
لننقذ الأرض المقدسة
إنه عيد الميلاد في الفلوجة
ولا أحد يشتم أو يهان
And I just got your letter
And this is what I read, you said
Iím fading from your memory
So Iím just as good as dead
وها توا وصلتني رسالتك
قرأت فيها ما تقولين
أنك نسيتني لطول الغياب
لذا أنا حي أو ميت على حد سواء
We are the armies of the empire
We are the legionnaires of Rome
Itís Christmas in Fallujah
And we ainít never coming home
نحن جيوش الإمبراطورية
نحن جحافل روما
إنه عيد المسيح في الفلوجة
ولن نعود إلى البيت
We came to bring these people freedom
We came to fight the infidel
There is no justice in the desert
Because there is no God in hell
جئنا لمنح هؤلاء الناس الحرية
جئنا لمقاتلة الملحدين
فلا عدالة في الصحراء
لأنه لا وجود للرب في الجحيم
They say Osamaís in the mountains
Deep in a cave near Pakistan
But thereís a sea of blood in Baghdad
A sea of oil in the sand
يقولون أن أبن لادن في الجبال
في كهف مغمور في باكستان
ولكنه بحر من الدماء في بغداد
كما نهر من النفط في الصحراء
Between the Tigris and Euphrates
Another day comes to an end
Itís Christmas in Fallujah
Peace on Earth, goodwill to men
بين دجلة والفرات
يوم أخر يوشك على الانتهاء
إنه عيد المسيح في الفلوجة
ليبارك الله الأرض وينعم الرجال بالأمان
Itís Christmas in Fallujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
أنه عيد المسيح في الفلوجة
الشكر لله , الشكر لله

Criticism and analysis :
1. In the first stanza he said that he was just a soldier obeying the orders. It is right in the military tradition.
2- in the second stanza he said (We came with the crusaders
To save the holy land). It expresses the real intention of US to invade Iraq under the umbrella of crusade campaign across history and all their battles to defeat Islam. Then he said " to save the holy land' this can interpret the fact beyond the crusade campaign that Iraq or any area in the middle east is their heritage and can overcome and invade any country at any time they wish in the east.
3- in the third stanza said (We are the legionnaires of Rome) which it is without doubt a confession that US and any part of West still consider Rome the source of their belief and should do what the churches of Rome advise.
4- He said (But thereís a sea of blood in Baghdad
A sea of oil in the sand)
This implies that they fear of Baghdad and could know a fierce battle wait them here or there but they hope to control on Iraq resources of oil and it would be then the compensation to their bleeding blood.
5. We came to bring these people freedom
We came to fight the infidel
There is no justice in the desert
Because there is no God in hell
Which freedom they are talking about ? is it the unwilling freedom to invade a country and steal its resources, destroying its factories, destroying all its infrastructure, killing its people?
Then he said (We came to fight the infidel). Which infidel he talked about? Or , who is the real infidel, the one who comes far along to invade a country and destroy its historical monuments or who is brave enough and fight against the invader?

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