Beloved Jerusalem

By Nahida the exiled Palestinian

Ten measures of sorrow God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of pain God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of agony God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of heartache God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of suffering God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of trauma God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of patience God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of endurance God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of bravery God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of benevolence God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of determination God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of generosity God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of modesty God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of tenderness God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of blessing God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of kindness God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of joy God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of wisdom God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of elegance God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of peace God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of harmony God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of tranquility God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of grace God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of sweetness God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of compassion God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of gentleness God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of mercy God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of faithfulness God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of devotion God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of love God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of beauty God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
Ten measures of hope God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest

Ten measures of holiness God gave to the world
Nine to Jerusalem and one to the rest
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