Palestine does not need more anger
that cup already runneth over...
I'd rather hold a chalice of clear
for a future
for a totally real true Palestine
A fully free Palestine for Palestinians
A Palestine to be proud of...
a Palestine of old world charm
with modern freedom & infrastructures
A Palestine of gardens and orchards
A Palestine of bird watching
and green technology
to preserve the pastoral history
and the ancient buildings and paths...
alleyways... markets... ambiance...
to be the perfect equilibrium between
what was- is- and will be
to be Palestine alive
and doing well.
A Palestine to return to
and wanting the best
for all offspring
to coming generations...
A Palestine to treasure
in everyday ways...
with all the real comforts
of a real home
for real people
good, bad and indifferent...
not a rally cry- but a real place
Palestine with a passport
and a stamp.
poem copyright ©2010 Anne Selden Annab