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Palestine: a poem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.11.2011:

Palestine

By Manar Harb

TWIP November 2011

Palestine,

how long I stand before you…

Wounded,

deep inside your womb,

Hollow.

Scarred,

a million years of history,

Blood.

Distorted,

Oriental images and tales,

Wrong.

Palestine…

I stand before you long…

Your name,

A load.

Your borders,

A war.

Your statehood,

A scandal.

Palestine…

Your beauty

I cannot ignore

Your land

a fertile crescent

Your people

a source for strength

I stand before you

Long

in an attempt

to apprehend

your place in my life.

Your womb hollow

Your history blood

Your image distorted

Your beauty abrupt

I stand before you and ask myself,

Where do I stand?

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