So, I bid you farewell inside my head
For the hundredth millionth time over again…


As I bid you farewell inside my head,
I inhale your scent as it lingers on my skin…
I will miss every inch of you larger-than-life soul
And will scream as I am shredded to pieces from within…

As you fall asleep beside me here,
Our souls intertwined in complexity and surrender,
I silently fight a raging war inside
Between my demons and my sanity’s defender…

If I am ever to see a day in heaven,
I cannot fathom a better feeling than I get when
I surrender to the power you hold on my very soul;
I surrender to what I want and not to what is meant…

So, I bid you farewell inside my head
For the hundredth millionth time over again,
Praying for restitution from the God to Whom I have sinned
And praying – perhaps hopelessly – to never see you again…


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Saudi’s Top-selling Sci Fi Novel Yanked from Stores

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It is not unusual to receive notes about books banned in Saudi Arabia. But the science fiction novel HWJN was one of the country’s top-sellers since its release late April. Ibraheem Abbas and Yasser Bahjatt’s novel — trans. Bahjatt — has also gotten tremendous word-of-mouth buzz on Twitter. Now, the book has been charged with blasphemy and devil-worshiping and is no longer being sold at major stores in the KSA:

17880881No one wants to answer questions officially, although it was apparently last Tuesday — such is the date on the letter — that Saudi’s Hayaa (the committee for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue) delivered a handwritten letter to bookstores, informing them that they had to stop selling copies of HWJN.

The authors have not received any official communication; Jarir bookstores called to inform them of the situation.

The Hayaa letter has…

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أريدك بمقدار ما لا أستطيع أخذك
وأستطيع اخذك بمقدار ما ترفضين ذلك
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وأنا وأنت نريد أن نظل معاً بمقدار ما يضعنا ذلك
في اختصام دموي مع العالم !!

غسان كنفاني