Generating a fearless and humanising narrative on Palestine!

My village

My village, in which I didn’t live a single day

Has been living inside me everyday

Since I was born, I grow and my nostalgia

Grows more and more till it tears me up

It wasn’t me who chose to live far away

And neither my grandparents did

They were beaten, cleansed and dispossessed

Into tents of exile their souls were left

Gone with their olive groves and citrus fields

Leaving a wound to never be healed

Since my grandparents fled away

They thought they would return the next day

They died, but no need to sigh

As, their heritage, their songs and memories persist

They say that elderly people die

And after that the young will forget

But no way

Until return, Palestinians will resist

Our tears of hope will never dry

And when we return to our homelands

From ashes, trees will rise high

And white doves will over fly

And we’ll caress with our bare hands

Every precious berry of sand

This dream might not happen soon

But it absolutely will one day

11 responses

  1. You're very talented, Shahd. My village, is Beautiful ! Hugs from Ireland. Stay Human.Renzo *


    May 12, 2011 at 1:15 am

  2. Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing your voice and heart with us! HUGS


    May 12, 2011 at 3:03 am

  3. really Shahd !!!! your words touch hearts,enshala, falestine will be free soon and and all the refugees will you :)Fatima


    May 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

  4. Keep up the good work, stay human.


    May 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  5. Shahd, Shahd. Shahd ;)I told you, you are different, and have a story to tell … it is so touching … and well written thank you for sharing such a great piece of writing.


    May 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm

  6. "My Village" is absolutely beautiful! So touching and such a talent. Hugs from Tunisia. Jane Robertson Gaoua (Face Book)


    May 28, 2011 at 12:53 am

  7. very beautiful poem. I think this would also be good for the Occupation and Resistance Anthology! Looking forward to your submissions!-Sabina England (co-editor of the AAA Anthology)


    June 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

  8. It's so great to see such nice comment after a missed up day. Thanks dear. Glad to hear that you like it.


    June 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  9. Your poem has moved me to tears…it's so deep and true! May your message of hope about the return of the Palestinians become reality. I want to believe it. Big Hugs from Italy! Elvy (from Fb).


    June 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

  10. Beautiful & touching Shahd, the strength and resilience of your people is inspiring. Like we did in Ireland your people tell of your struggles in poetry and song. It is culture that binds a nation and I believe that our shared struggles and cultural heritage is why we in Ireland support Palestine so strongly. I pray one day we can share our story’s together in Free Palestine.


    May 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

  11. Toey Jammer

    wonderful! <3


    May 16, 2013 at 3:24 pm

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