Thursday, April 3, 2014

Growing Gardens for Palestine: "And it's up to all of us together"... a Spring poem for Palestine & peace by Anne Selden Annab

       "And it's up to all of us together."
                       A Spring poem
                                        for Palestine & peace 
Young bright things are coming-
stirring the ground, stretching,
reaching into the light and air
youth blossoming
for Palestine

Young bright things
being gardens
of and for peace,
of and for decency, dignity and dialogue.

Young bright things
perfecting diplomacy
and Golden Rule thinking
in a modern age
where a whisper here
is heard there and echoed.

Young bright things
mentored by quiet heroes
and the kindness of strangers
through the years
finding the right words
to convey what is and shape
what will be...

Young bright things
infusing beauty with their being
character with their contributions
passion with their energy
and empathy
for Palestine
and peace.

 poem by Anne Selden Annab
inspiration by ATFP 
& accountability

 "There are innumerable ways we can mobilize for peace.... The most important thing is that these ideas are just the beginning of what is possible. What's really needed is for each and every one of us that prefers a future of peace over conflict to contribute our own individual or collective initiatives to help that make happen. It's up to me. It's up to you. And it's up to all of us together." Tala Haikal

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