FA LES TEEN – A Poem

By Uzma Falak My grandmother wove dreams on her spinning wheel, invoked you in her songs. I memorized the rhyme. My mother treasured your olives— a keepsake of the Blessed Land, a relic I never touched. At four years of age I learnt to sing you like a rhyme in unison with my homeland’s name. Beyond […]

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Dead Conscience – A Poem

By Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti (To the so-called champions of the human rights) No matter if you lose sight and see not, But what to those who vision clear claim, Can see pebbles in the children’s hands, Cannot see bombs dropping over them. The burning bodies of toddlers, Painful bleeding mothers’ eyes, Mean nothing to them, […]

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Summer in Gaza – A Poem

By Uzma Falak We are left to count again massacres, dead eyes harboring a dream, burnt throats on the brink of a an anthem charred olives, faithful lips and fingers— maimed. Seraj- 8, Bassim-10, Moussa-16, Muhammed Khalaf- 4 Malikiyeh, 1 ½ years old— shreds. Hamdan’s son, Ibrahim Ghafour’s daughter Ranim Ranim means a chant. Bassim […]

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Variations – A Poem

By Ramona Wadi reciting the vacillations of exile in decades marked by the erosion of twilight a sonorous punctuation of language lacerated by fire and bludgeoning touching nothing but memory an insatiable horizon, mingling with hands that caress remnants of earth divided by fabricated impositions barriers on indigenous terrain a constant recital of language in […]

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When Kathy Kelly Went to Jail

By Gary Corseri [Kathy Kelly is the co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has traveled to Iraq and Gaza during wartime–to bear witness and give comfort. The author of “Other Lands Have Dreams,” she has been arrested more than sixty times at home and abroad, and written of her experiences among targets of U.S. […]

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An Apology from Muslims to Humanity – A Poem

By Amir Darwish We are sorry for everything that we done to contribute to humanity’s suffering Sorry for algebra and the letter X Sorry for all the words we throw at you; amber, candy, chemistry, cotton, giraffe, hazard, jar, jasmine, jumper, lemon, lime, lilac, oranges, sofa, scarlet, spinach, talisman, tangerine, tariff, traffic, tulips, mattress (yes […]

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