Rising above


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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…

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.

The stern face

Of this woman soldier

Was looking down at me

In fury and contempt

.

She started her interrogation:

Where are you going to?

Palestine, my little shaky voice replied

Where are you going to? louder and firmer

Palestine, swiftly this time

There is no Palestine, do you understand

No more Palestine

Where are you going?  shouting with rage

Palestine, assertively

Determined to deny her the pleasure

Of hearing the word

She wanted to hear

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A refugee, visiting my stolen Palestine

For the first time

Since the occupation

A little girl of nine

Defiant, full of dignity, I leave

Holding in my heart

My very own victory

.

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One Response

  1. Evil incarnate. Makes my stomach heave with outrage at the humiliation suffered by innocent people who are supposed to say and do nothing to defend or protect themselves from this cowardly scum; Whose day WILL come. Keep strong, Nahida.

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