PoemsSafe HajjarSyria


Safe Hajjar

Aleppo, Syria


You came to support me.
I was relieved, I felt your kindness when you helped me.
You were by my side when I felt bad
And I still feel bad.
You called me, I was there.
You wanted something, I gave it to you.
You were honest to me and I believed you.
You asked me, I answered.
We trusted each other.

Today we are opposed, but you are never my enemy.
You treated me badly, and I said:
God forgive you!


Safe Hajjar (23)

comes from Aleppo in Syria. When he came of age and would have had to fight in the war, he fled his homeland and came to Germany in 2015, looking for a better future. In Berlin he is studying for high school graduation, and alongside this would like to perform as a professional singer. For Safe, home means his family in Syria, whom he misses greatly. He still feels he does not belong in Berlin, and being alone is hard for him. Apart from vocational training, above all he would like to find good friends.