old meets new
grains and stains
to me- and to me alone
What is Palestine now ?
Is it this delicate souvenir
like a feathered pen in my hand
this gift from the heart
with a compelling heritage...
Is it the gentle thought
the pleasant memory
the home cooked meal
loyalty and love- and logic - human dignity
with we the people working together
shaping hope for better days
Or is it the guns and the hate-
the cold cruelty and divisiveness
the rudeness and cynicism- the bigotry
the angry posters... the burning flags.
Who will rule the symbols
defining the borders
and the point of purpose
Who will find inspiration in our words- and efforts
... who will come to care about Palestine
photo & poem copyright 2009 © Anne Selden Annab