Saturday, December 10, 2011

I Am A Jerusalemite

The darkness of the morning engulfs my spirit
Although the sun will undoubtedly rise
I will still be empty within my soul

I live in the land of the brave
Yet I feel feeble and without energy
As I long to break the restraints of freedom

I was born in the City of Peace
By birthright I should be able to live in its glory
Yet I am imprisoned outside its walls

A Jew born outside its holy sites
May absorb its beauty from within
And glorify God inside its blossom

I am a naturalized citizen of God’s City
Yet God is used to cleanse me away
To punish me because I am a Palestinian

I am a Jerusalemite within my spirit
My sun rises over my City of Peace
Beckoning me to return, to return, to return

Fadi Zanayed
December 10, 2011
5:56 am

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