As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
do not forget what Doves eat.
As you wage your wars, think of others
do not forget those who seek peace.
As you pay the water bill, think of others
those who are breastfed by clouds.
As you return home, your home, think of others
do not trifle those who live in tents.
As you sleep and count the stars, think of others
there are those who cannot find the place to sleep.
As you free yourself with metaphors, think of others
those who lost their right to speak.
As you think of distant others, think of yourself
say: I wish I were a candle in the dark.
By Mahmoud Darwish
Translated by Sinan Antoon