Archive Documents

You may find here the old articles, presentations, lectures and speeches related with Chechnya.


Information about the books that are related to Chechnya and the Chechens

Chechen Culture

Articles, materials and more about Chechen culture.


You may read the lyrics of the most famous Chechen songs, listen and also download them.


You may find here the poems that are written on Chechen people and also the poems by the very well known Chechen poets

Home » Poems

A Poem of One Chechen Girl

Submitted by on Monday, 28 September 2009.    2,770 views No Comment
A Poem of One Chechen Girl

We present you a poem of Georgian poet Ms.Lela Samniashvili, which is about war through eyes of a Chechen girl.


My soul is married to fire.
Black is a bandage to my lips and breath.
I’m keeping the bread near my heart – an explosive –
You sowed in my rocky earth, – stroking it with my fingers
Like the dead breast of a young husband.

No eyelash, no teardropp
Will fall from the iron pupil. My braid
Is tied to the wrist of Allah. I’m keeping
A piece of rock near my heart, – stroking it with my fingers,
Like the forehead of my dead child.

I’m a hostage of my hostages. A hostage –
Of this hall full of the echoes of applause,
Melted into the muffled roars of the bullets,
The bells mourning all over the rocks.
I’m keeping hatred near my heart, stroking it with my fingers,
Like the memory of my dead love.

Dead motherland, dead God,
The scream of the dead woman – you long for,
Is dead in me. My burden is buried into your plains.
Keep for yourself my bread – explosive,
A piece of a rock, the hatred – taken out of my heart.

Lela Samniashvili

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.