Look at me


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 in far-away lands

Not of bullets shrieking…. of missiles exploding

But

How can I?

There is a dagger in my heart

I am hurting

Hurting

I bleed,

I cringe

I cry

HUMANITY,
WHERE ARE YOU?

I am being slaughtered

Under your watchful eyes

I am cold… cold…. cold

I cringe

I cry

Humanity,
where are you?

Why do you turn your face away?

Why do you keep looking the other way?

I am here

Languishing

In Gaza’s alleyways

 

Humanity, where are you?

Look at me

See me

I am here

Sighing

In Gaza’s alleyways

I cringe

I cry

Humanity,

Enough turning the other way !

Turning a deaf ear

Turning a blind eye

While I, and oh ! My poor children
Die

3 Responses

  1. this is simply beautiful!

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  2. you are such a great person!I am out of words. This is beautiful

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  3. Nahida, I knew that no matter what link I clicked, it would be beautiful. I spotted your comment on Palestinian Think Tank ( http://palestinethinktank.com/2009/05/13/israeli-%E2%80%9Cpeace%E2%80%9D-discussion-groups-common-pitfalls-and-how-to-recognise-them/#comment-8745 ) and I consider myself lucky. You’re beautiful and true, inside and out. There are not enough Palestinian women online, and looking at you and the courageous Palestinian Mothers, it’s too bad. Your voice is instrumental in freeing the Palestinian people. Thank you.Tali

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