Stranger?


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Like a fool

Running up and down the streets of Jerusalem

Looking for me

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Staring at people’s faces

Searching in their eyes for my features

Did that boy pronounce my name?

Might I find my shadow stitched in his heart?

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Don’t ask me about my age

I stopped counting decades ago

For every second of pain count thirteen years

Forty, for each fallen tear

Seventy, for each smothered breath

Nine centuries for every stolen smile of a child’s face

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Did you see me?

Do you know where can I find me?

I dared to whisper

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Before time began,

Right here, beneath your feet

My heart was sown

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Art by Palestinian artist Ahlam Al-Faqih

One Response

  1. I have always lived almost as a stranger in this world. An alien, others would say. And, I will leave as a stranger!

    Basheer

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