Beloved People of Gaza

 Beloved people of Gaza
 Treasured heroes of Palestine
Teachers of love, courage and dignity
 Archetype of humanity

 Allow me to kneel down
 And wash your feet with my tears

 Kiss your blessed hands
 And sprinkle your beautiful faces
With musk and scented rose petals

 While we sat pondering like fools
 Utterly helpless
 Talking much and doing little
 Going round and round in circles
 Thinking how to help
 What to offer you to relief some of your pain

 As usual Full of surprises,
You come out to our rescue
 Soothe our agony
 You offer most precious gifts

 Lessons in bravery
 Steadfastness, patience, perseverance, 
Defiance, resilience
 Optimism against all odds
 Creativity in the face of utter oblivion

 You’ve demonstrated;
We are the captives
You are the free ones


 You chose resistance over subjugation

 You decided
 Never to surrender 
Never to be enslaved 
Not even to superpowers 
Would we ever learn from you? 
 

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