Sunday, 7 March 2010

Poem-dedicated to the brave Mothers of Palestine

'My lost heaven'
(A poem-dedicated to the brave Mothers of Palestine)

She said it was better to stay inside;
as she held my hands tight.
Trying to  forgive the bullets  of love she stole from me,
and with her precious last breaths
she sang me the lullaby of a distant time, of a land she promised would be mine.
she smiled that beaming smile like the glorious Eid moon
and  softly whispered;
my child be brave,
as Allah will always be by your side.

After four long days and four lonely nights, they came and asked
Why did i not leave?
I told them it was because Janath (heaven) lay at my mothers feet. 
written by Shemiza Rashid

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