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Never, I don’t want to die
And it doesn’t cheer me to see you dead.

Now, since we are afraid and unable to forgive,
Now, since no one wants to die
         And no one can win,
Now is now.
Come, let’s call on all that’s not hatred and death
Come, let’s fight with rose petals.

Poet's Note: Read by Asad Jaber at the Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam, June 2011