I am so blessed


 

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 curfew

For most of my life

I am so blessed

I wasn’t with the army

Erecting high walls

Shooting at civilians

At every check-point

I am so blessed

  

Losing my father

In one of their raids

I am so blessed

That it was not I

Flying planes of terror

Firing that missile

Then Laughing and rejoicing

The mission was a success

I am so blessed

 

Watching my brother

Being taken away

I am so blessed

I wasn’t one of those

Kicking till he bled

From his nose and head

I am so blessed

 

Burying my baby

With a bullet in her heart

I am so blessed

I wasn’t that soldier

Who took a baby’s life

Nor was I his mother

Who welcomed him a hero

When coming back home

I am so blessed

 

Sleeping in a UN tent

Shivering in the freezing cold

I am so blessed

I wasn’t that settler

Who occupied my home

Justifying massacres

With a "PROMISE SO DIVINE"

Then, tossing and turning

 All night long

Wondering what’s wrong

Haunted by his deeds

Searching like mad

For a long lost peace

Which he can’t find

I am so blessed

 

 Holding David’s stone

In my little hand

I am so blessed

I wasn’t giant Goliath

With mass-destruction might

Seeing himself invincible

With no hope in sight

I am so blessed

 

One Response

  1. The entire world knows of the suffering in Palestine … and many, each having reasons, do nothing. Too, it seems like even a lot would be too little. I was re-reading W.B. Yeats’ poem “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” and got the idea to try to see the problem through the eyes of one who is desperate. A suicide bomber is regarded by the mainstream as a person with problems who makes a problem worse – but doing nothing can also make a problem worse?

    a suicide bomber foresees her death

    dynamite strapped across her chest
    dark hair covered, smooth tan face
    she ambles down war-swept streets

    past trash and sewage
    across fields and into a shop
    busy with affluent citizens

    her purpose to blow apart
    those who drove her family
    from their land and lives

    who degrade
    and slowly starve
    those they rob

    she would not be broken
    she would light a fire of hope
    a martyr for justice

    opening heaven’s gates, and hell’s
    with an orange string, held to her heart.

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