Should I cry you Palestine?

November 29, 2012
Should I cry you Palestine?
Another time , in another scenario that is embraced under the umbrella of the united nation .
When sixty four years ago , the announcement of Israel was made, out of nothing ,
Today the announcement of Palestine would be made , but to nothing.
It is a sad day for what is left of Palestine ..
Palestine the meaning
Palestine the nationhood
Palestine the homeland
Palestine the geography
Palestine the people
Palestine the resistance
Palestine the cause…
Tonight we will be granted a Palestine , with no meaning left except the pronunciation of the word that has been engraved in our existence.
Tonight we will be granted a Palestine , with no borders or sovereignty.
A Palestine with an authority that safeguards Oppression .
A Palestine with an erased geography
A Palestine with a displaced population
A Palestine with chunks of a land
A Palestine with a fraction of people.
Tonight , I am crying Palestine ,
To an announcement of a word that will be meaningless ..
To a word that will take away my dream of a land
Our aspiration to freedom
Our thrive to be a normal citizen of a normal country.
Tonight we will have a Palestine ,
With separated borders ,
Seized cities ,
Surrounded with wired walls and checkpoints.
Enclaved with settlements
A Palestine with  foggish institutions
A Palestine with dependent economy
A Palestine with defined borders only in the clouds
A Palestine that transferred into an air bubble….where it’s people has been resigned to live in since two decades..
A bubble that when blown uphill consist of both the people and the land…
Rest in peace… My sweet dream of Palestine….


11 thoughts on “Reflections on Nationality: Should I cry you Palestine:
  1. Reblogged this on digger666.

  2. Nadia, This is such a powerful poem that portrays the soul-deep loss of the dream of a homeland free from colonial oppression. I would like your permission to reblog this on Voices from the Margins (http://carolahand.wordpress.com/ ).

  3. Reblogged this on Voices from the Margins and commented:
    A powerful and moving reminder of the dreams that are shattered by oppression.

  4. Well written good work

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