Assyrian Martyrs’ Genocide Victims

martyrday12.jpgEveryone has a name
given to him by God
and given to him by his parents

*Everyone has a name
given to him by his stature
and the way he smiles
and given to him by his clothing

*Everyone has a name
given to him by the mountains
and given to him by the walls

*Everyone has a name
given to him by the stars
and given to him by his neighbors

*Everyone has a name
given to him by his sins
and given to him by his longing

*Everyone has a name
given to him by his enemies
and given to him by love

*Everyone has a name
given to him by his holidays
and given to him by his work

*Everyone has a name
given to him by the seasons
and given to him by his blindness

*Everyone has a name
given to him by his nation
and given to him by his faith

*Everyone has a name
given to him by the sea and
given to him
by his death

AUIAF & AshurSat Tv Sydney extends this poem in honor of innocent souls of all Assyrian Martyrs and Victims of Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 1915–1923 at the hands of Turks, Persians & Kurds and Genocide of 1933 by Iraqi Arabs, Kurds and the hidden mastermind states.