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I am Palestine – by Nadine

Poem by Nadine ⋅ May 19, 2011 I am Palestine I am Palestine. The stone homes my people built are now replaced with rubble. The olive trees that once stood are now replaced with despair. I am Palestine. While imperialists live in leisure on my land, my people live in refugee camps barely making it. I […]

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Nakba, the Palestine catastrophe… – a poem

Paul Balles |  Posted on |  Saturday, May 21, 2011| Gulf News One of my first students when I came to the Middle East was a young Palestinian boy. He had earned a scholarship to attend the university. Remarkably, this young man had grown up in a refugee camp. His mother and father, plus 11 […]

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Erasure – A Poem from Palestine

Translator’s note: My father Abdul Karim Sabawi never published this poem before although he did publish countless of books of poetry. He said this one he kept in his heart like a blade that pierced him and released a bitter poison of doubt that he too would become part of a nation ethnically cleansed and driven […]

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Palestinian …………… I was born

Revealing Gaza: In The Eyes Of The Beholder poem by Omar Ghraieb A poem I wrote and then was surprised to see it being shared on so many websites :) enjoy : Palestinian I was born, a stone was found carved in my hand because we were born to resist even if it meant to […]

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The Eyes of Gaza | A Poem

By Heathcote Williams Ariel Sharon’s Body’s been in a coma Lasting for five years. Hell’s gates are narrow. Until he can fit through them, He must wait his turn. Here are some haiku For an old war criminal With no IQ left. If they’re read loudly, At a million decibels, He may register The hatred […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Palestine – A Poem

By Remi Kanazi don’t call it genocide we don’t want to offend anyone if we offend them they’ll never listen to us we have to be reasonable 1,400 is just a number no names no death we want peace and negotiations don’t mention Zionism if you mention Zionism they’ll call you anti-Semitic and people will […]

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Thinking of spring in Palestine | Poem by Mike Odetalla

Thinking of spring in Palestine By Mike Odetalla   What benefit or joy if,   I were to gain the world, But lose the almond blossoms in my land?   Drink a cup of coffee, everyplace But my mother’s home   Journey to the moon, But not to the grave s of my ancestors   […]

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Despairing Angels « Poem by Richard Falk

Despairing Angels Carnalized in our time Wingless floating floating Serenading cities aflame far below Lyrics of death descending Shrill with despair Not not the sweet Tiepolo angels Now now a lost imagining: the sweetest among angels are being tutored to die While wingless beings graceless and grotesque float above our menaced planet Despairing Angels «.

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The best I can… | Poem by Angel Falasteen

by Angel Falasteen on Tuesday, December 7, 2010   The Best I Can…   You can turn and walk away, you can leave your dreams standing, You look sad and tired and lonely down and beat and feeling weak;   Yet all that sorrow never pleaded me come and talk to me… easy now, easy. […]

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Baby Martyr – A Poem By Angel Falasteen

by Angel Falasteen on Monday, November 1, 2010 I”m six and seven And up to eleven, Then I’m an adult In an Israeli court My hands tied in the back of my back He comes to me with a punch and a sack. He covers my head with a hood of Zionist stench Though my […]

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I speak of Palestine…

by Angel Falasteen on Friday, October 29, 2010       I speak of Palestine I speak of your insistence on believing what you’re told to be so blind: you must have learned what not to know to be so cold that you can say “These people do belong inside this tomb.” They cannot move […]

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