Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CXCIV.... poem by Anne Selden Annab



Broken away
from carefully chosen
chiseled stone
some ancient
some new-
all home...
every street
every shadow
and dirt path
every tree
and bush
and blooms
come spring
every herb
grown and dried
brewed and stewed
every sip of tea
every all
in a time
before time stopped
for Palestine.


From stone to tarps to tents
to concrete and cinder blocks
to too many children to feed
and too many lies about why not...



poem copyright ©2010 Anne Selden Annab


  1. CXCIV Roman to Arabic Numerals
    Equivalent to number 194

  2. UN Resolution 194 from 1948 : The refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible