Palestine Songs


A mystical visit

Posted on May 24, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian

A MYSTICAL VISIT Climbing up a high ladder Patiently…step by step Through clouds Deep into sky There; on the very top… hanging A piece of heaven Stretching beyond time and space Wrapped up in a sweet musky mist Of the breath of angels and prophets White lilies and red poppies Growing beneath the feet of [...]

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Rising above

Posted on April 29, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Rising above عصفور طل من الشباك   Rising above Soaked in humiliation Standing in the corner Of the -security check- cubical All alone No mum to hold my hand Or calm down my fear No dad to hide my shame And wipe my tears away No shoes, no socks, no clothes Not even underwear After [...]

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Simple truth

Posted on March 28, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Simple truth Give me some pebbles to throw  Pebbles are the pathway to life The echo of its music stays Long after the shadow of the tyrant Fades away Tell me; Did you spend your life Searching for happiness Running after crumbs of food Accumulating tons of rotting clothes Desiring heaps of rusty cars [...]

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I want to tell the world- video

Posted on February 21, 2011 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

We are not alone

Posted on June 2, 2010 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

We are not alone   We –Palestinians- are not alone Best of humanity… on our side  Mighty truth… Gracious morality… on our side Justice, dignity, human values, radiant hope  Are on our side   Soil, sand, and stones Trees, poppies, lemon zest, and morning mist Jerusalem sunshine and Jenin’s moonlight Haifa’s Carmel and Jaffa’s shoreline [...]

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Stone the terrorist

Posted on May 6, 2010 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Stone the terrorist Stone the terrorist No one knows my real name No one cared to ask An alien entity… with lost identity   To some I’m the manifestation Of the horror of the newspapers The wicked one  Plotting with the axis of evil   To others I’m the one Who ascended from the past’s [...]

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Lovers Don’t Rape

Posted on April 19, 2010 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Lovers Don’t Rape Jerusalem Sweet Jerusalem What did they do to you! Claiming your love But cause you none But sorrow and pain Sweet Jerusalem I heard you crying that night Your frail beautiful frame Trembling… aching… diminishing… Your sad eyes avoiding mine Sweet Jerusalem I want to crawl towards you… To kiss the aromatic [...]

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I want to tell the world

Posted on April 15, 2010 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

I want to tell the world     AUTHOR:  Nahida   I want to tell the world a story About a home with a broken lantern And a burnt doll About a picnic that wasn’t enjoyed About an axe that killed a tulip A story about a fire that consumed a plait a story about a tear [...]

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Thank you

Posted on March 31, 2010 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Thank you     Thank you So, let me get this straight: You tear my veil to free me You jail me to rid me of my terror You kill my beloved to liberate me You shoot my baby to erase my misery You starve me to show me how to vote You threaten me [...]

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Look at me

Posted on November 20, 2008 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Look at me I would love to write poetry about love, Paint rainbows and butterflies, Smell the scent of pink rose buds, And dance; Dance with the melody of jubilant bluebirds   I would love to close my eyes and see children smiling No guns pointing at their heads Tell them stories of lily-like fairies [...]

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Our Story

Posted on September 13, 2008 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Please watch these presentations and share them with the world: I want to tell the world http://tinyurl.com/4688dq I want to tell the world- with music http://tinyurl.com/5yljul Life under occupation http://tinyurl.com/5236c5 Destruction and ethnic cleansing http://tinyurl.com/4mc9uk Injuries and deathhttp://tinyurl.com/45vmfk Hope never fades away http://tinyurl.com/3pnx95

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I want to tell the world

Posted on September 5, 2008 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I want to tell the world     http://palestinian.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=1970466%3ABlogPost%3A21449            © Copyright 2006 PoetryforPalestine – All Rights Reserved

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Beloved people of Gaza

Posted on May 11, 2008 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

      Beloved people of Gaza Beloved people of Gaza Treasured people of Palestine Teachers of courage and dignity Archetype of humanity   Allow me to kneel down And wash your feet with my tears Kiss your blessed hands And sprinkle your beautiful faces with musk and roses   While we sat pondering like [...]

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A picture of Ram Allah

Posted on July 21, 2007 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

A picture of Ram Allah I asked Ashraf who was only five To draw a nice picture Of his beautiful town Ram Allah Just for me So I can remember as he came to visit me only for a while He picked up a pencil And a small piece of paper And started drawing Using [...]

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Oh mighty Israhell

Posted on November 26, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Oh mighty Israhell With the mountains of lies you fabricate Do you think you could Secure a fear-free moment akin to my years? No… you can’t   With the lavish wealth you generate Do you think you could Buy a few joyful days similar to mine No… you can’t   With all the armed [...]

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Lovers don’t

Posted on November 26, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Lovers don’t rape Jerusalem Sweet Jerusalem What did they do to you! Claiming your love But cause you none But sorrow and pain   Jerusalem Sweet Jerusalem I heard you crying that night Your frail beautiful frame Shaking… aching… diminishing… Your sad eyes avoiding mine   Jerusalem Sweet Jerusalem I want to crawl towards [...]

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The Two-Letter Word

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  The Two-Letter Word  Did you know That sometimes doing nothing is a Crime ??  Sometimes thinking nothing is a crime ?? Sometimes feeling nothing is a crime ??   Sometimes saying nothing is a crime ?? For … oppression thrives on silence A dignified stand -then- can be ever so grand A brave wise decision [...]

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The will

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  The will After the shooting of 4 months old baby Iman Hijjo, I heard a poem on one of the Arabic satellite channels, I drafted a general rough translation, and this poem was the result. Iman… a baby with a tiny tender body So soft and pure A smile ever so beautiful A gentle [...]

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He was a Jew

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

   He was a Jew After attending a talk by a Jewish person regarding the situation in Palestine, I was very moved by what he had to say, and I wrote this poem  He was a Jew An honourable Jew Speaking with compassion Siding with the truth With a big warm heart A conscience clear [...]

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Iman

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Iman After hearing of the killing of baby Iman, my son Hassan -then 18- wrote this  First time parents So proud of their girl Still in their teens She’s changed their whole world He dreams of his daughter Growing, drawing a crowd A doctor or lawyer Making him proud…   But then the shelling [...]

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Spot the difference

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Spot the difference  Generally speaking a crime is a crime But, to be more precise Some “crimes” are more “crimes” than others  I mean… some crimes are crimes And some crimes are crimes  Killing a Palestinian, for example is a crime A thumb-size paragraph in some daily telegraph Killing a Zionist however Is a crime A [...]

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Criminals in disguise

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Criminals in disguise  Smartly dressed, with suites and ties Strait faces and yellow smiles Piercing looks and cold…cold…cold… dull eyes Swollen with arrogance In their press releases they express their pride Of their brave soldiers… they praise their “good” work Of ethnic cleansing and mass murder Their smart bombs never miss a target Its [...]

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So safe and secure “Aman”

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  “Aman” Little “Ashraf” of Palestine Wanted to go out to town He gets ready as fast as he can Sparkly eyes and a gorgeous smile Down in town he wonders around This is so wonderful… how peaceful So safe and secure It is “Aman” He whispers with a smile These are big words, I [...]

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My little visitor from Ram Allah

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  My little visitor from Ram-Allah  He was only five He came over just for a visit All the way from Ram-Allah  to Liverpool To experience  some “normal” life Only for a while Wouldn’t that be cool?   Ashraf was his name Building houses  out of cushions Then, knocking the houses down With a bulldozer [...]

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Ashraf in the park

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Ashraf in the park  It was an autumn Friday morning Children in their schools Little Ashraf was lonely How about… going out to the park ? I said His face lit up with joy Got ready in no time   When we got there He couldn’t even wait  to put on his hat So [...]

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I am

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

I am Q: Who are you? A: A Muslim Q: Fundamentalist? A: A Palestinian Q: Terrorist? A: A woman Q: Oppressed?   Why paint me using no colour? Why put me in boxes of your Creation? Why hurt me with such Determination? Why judge me with no appreciation?   Just light a little candle in [...]

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A refugee with a crazy shoe

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  A refugee with a crazy shoe Dressed up in school uniform Beautiful strips of white and blue With a starched lacy ribbon Mama ties up my long plaited hair “You look so smart My little princess” With a warm big hug “Off you go” She says   Ooopppsss It’s been raining It’s cold… My [...]

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A cry for peace

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  A cry for peace We can sit and weep forever For losing “peace” In our lives In our homes Within our families In our countries On our Earth Sitting down there crying Can’t bring “peace” safely back home   There is only one way To find the long lost “peace” Just by being just [...]

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A crime at dawn

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

A crime at dawn  The colour is that of love So vivid, so loud When glowing inside you Nothing can hide   The fragrance is that of joy Twisting and twirling With a rainbow spiral Elevating you to heaven   The touch is that of passion Amusement and wonder Like a baby’s soft hand Wrapped [...]

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A conversation between two hearts

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  A conversation between two hearts Joy?! What is joy?   It is that feeling When you start jumping Up and down? It is that feeling When you are beating As fast as you can!   Aha… I know, But, that to me Is fear and terror When f16′s are shelling Every house in town [...]

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The Play

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  The Play Venue: The Holy Land/ Palestine Time: 1948 am- 2006 pm (58 years) Tickets: free to all nations   First scene: 1948   Shoot them Kill them     Burn them Don’t leave any of them But.. but sir, They’re only unarmed civilians Soldier, these are orders YES SIR  Thousands killed, hundreds of thousands made [...]

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Solving the problem

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Solving the problem  Behind closed doors In big dark rooms Men in black and grey Eating drinking Laughing and chatting away Gather to discuss our problem The problem of Palestinians!   They talked about: Democracy, Freedom, Human rights And a solution, a vision That will bring peace to the troubled Middle East   We [...]

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You are welcome

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

You are welcome You are welcome to have my land Yes, you can have my land When… you are able to hear The weeping olive tree When pulled down With the sharp, yellow teeth Of your ugly bulldozer   Yes, you can have my land When… you are able to feel The agonizing pain Of [...]

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When I was seven

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  When I was seven Jesus cried When I was seven I was living in a beautiful village North of Jerusalem Near the heart of Palestine   I used to play where Jesus used to pray I ran up the hills where he used to walk Listening through the wind to the echo of his [...]

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Thank you Lina

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

Thank you Lina  When I visited my friend Najah in Leeds, we were sitting watching the news together with her little girl Lina, who surprised us with her deep wisdom and warm compassion  Six year old Lina Sitting with her mum In her world of dreams Gazing away Abruptly she says “Mama You know those [...]

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Rising above

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Rising above  Soaked in humiliation Standing in the corner Of the -security check- cubical All alone No mum to hold my hand Or calm down my fear No dad to hide my shame And wipe my tears away No shoes, no socks, no clothes Not even underwear After being stripped by her The stern [...]

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Simple truth

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Simple truth  Give me some pebbles to throw Pebbles are the pathway to life The echo of its music stays Long after the shadow of the tyrant  Fades away    Tell me; Did you spend your life Searching for happiness Running after crumbs of food Accumulating tons of rotting clothes Desiring heaps of rusty [...]

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My first letter

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  My first letter During the 1967 war, I was only seven when we were forced to leave Palestine in search of safety, thinking that it’s only a matter of weeks before we could go back home. We were denied that right ever since. As a refugee in Jordan I wrote this letter to my [...]

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Political Mathematics

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Hazard Zone  Warning Don’t read this poem if : 1-     you hate mathematics 2-    you hate politics 3-     you hate history 4-     you have a medical restrictions against using your brain 5-     you’ve been through some bad experiences during your education, that left you traumatized by Algebra   Political Mathematics OR Mathematical Politics   [...]

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Just a passer-by

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Just a passer-by  After the murder of 12years old Muhammed Eddurra live on TV, I used to wear an apron with his photo on it and stand in town as a sign of protest against this vile crime, one day a man came up to me expressing his support and admiration to the Palestinian [...]

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Heaven can’t wait

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Heaven can’t wait Two human souls Standing face to face One with his guns One with a stone   In a moment of eternity A soul shone with dignity And a handful of pebble A head held up so high Reaching out, to the sky   Armed with destruction Hiding behind his tank Aiming [...]

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A mystical visit

Posted on November 24, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  A mystical visit   Climbing up a high ladder Patiently…step by step Through clouds Deep into sky   There; on the very top… hanging A piece of heaven Stretching beyond time and space Wrapped up in a sweet musky mist Of the breath of angels and prophets    White lilies and red poppies Growing beneath [...]

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I have a dream

Posted on July 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I have a dream   I have a dream When they stop bombing No more shelling To rush outside And up a tall tree To tie a string Make a swing Fly up so high And touch the blue sky Leave my tears up there To come down as rain…   I have a dream [...]

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Will I ever grow up again?

Posted on July 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Will I ever grow up again? Life on hold My internal clock is shattered into pieces The 37 years of forced exile Have no record in my book of memories  Chapters of lost titles Blank sheets; page after page  Unseen pictures with no lines Mysterious characters with no faces Images that have neither shape [...]

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I Believe in Miracles

Posted on July 3, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I Believe in Miracles  You can break my bones My free spirit is invincible You can cause me the loss of sight The light of my insight You’ll never take away In the shadows of darkness Lies the corpse of your might   You can destroy my house The windows of my hope, You [...]

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Alice in Holy-land

Posted on July 2, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  Alice in Holy-land Alice was falling up, then rising down, With a quantum leap, transcending Into a parallel universe Were every thing is upside down, And nothing is what it seems to be; In a forgotten land, once called Palestine. In this land of wonders, Alice saw Murderers get Nobel peace prizes, Thieves are [...]

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I am so blessed

Posted on July 2, 2006 by nahida the Exiled Palestinian |

  I Am So blessed I am so blessed Being a Palestinian Being a refugee For over fifty years I am so blessed I wasn’t in the tank With an army uniform Killing and destroying To frighten people away “It was a barren land” Later on to say! I am so blessed    Being under [...]

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