Friday, December 9, 2011

I Am A Palestinian Eagle

I am a Palestinian eagle
Perched upon the tallest olive tree
I see everything as far as it can be seen
But I see not into the distance
Rather I see into the past and the future

I am a Palestinian eagle
I have seen hilltop settlements eating my land
I have seen olive groves uprooted and destroyed
I have seen tanks aiming at children with stones
I have seen my brethren fight against each other

I am a Palestinian eagle
I see my people imprisoned collectively
I see a Swiss chess carving of my land
I see a checkpoint siege of my people
I see unacceptable zones of occupation

I am a Palestinian eagle
I see no end to negotiations
I see children throwing stones
I see woman taking to the streets
I see churches and mosques preaching

I am a Palestinian eagle
I see the international boycott of Israel
I see UN recognition of Palestine
I see World Court tribunals for Israeli leaders
I see a democratic Palestinian state

                                Fadi Zanayed
                                November 23, 2011
                                8:57 am

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