Munir Hammoud

Damascus, Syria


Why am I here?
What am I doing here?
Can I find safety here?
I miss my homeland,
although it is a place of war.

I remember my childhood.
There was no hate
and I did not know
what racism is.

Now everything is broken.
The people are poor.
Or dead.
I long
for peace and freedom.


Munir Hammoud (21 years old)

came to Germany so that he could have the future that would be denied to him in Syria. At present he is attending school in Fulda and hopes to be able to gain his school certificate next year. He likes to write poems and sing.