A poem to Americans by a Palestinian youth

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  1. samiah

    samiah مشرف سابق

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    Look into my eyes

    And tell me what you see
    You don't see a damn thing,
    'cause you can't possibly relate to me.

    You're blinded by our differences.
    My life makes no sense to you.

    I'm the persecuted Palestinian.
    You are the American red, white and blue.

    Each day you wake in tranquility.
    No fears to cross your eyes.
    Each day I wake in gratitude.

    Thanking God he let me rise.


    *** ***

    You worry about your education
    And the bills you have to pay.

    I worry about my vulnerable life

    And if I'll survive another day.

    Your biggest fear is getting ticketed
    As you cruise your Cadillac.
    My fear is that the tank that just left
    Will turn around and come back.


    America, do you realize,

    That the taxes that you pay
    Feed the forces that traumatize

    My every living day?


    *** ***
    The bulldozers and the tanks,
    The gases and the guns,

    The bombs that fall outside my door,
    All due to American funds.
    Yet do you know the truth
    Of where your money goes?
    Do you let your media deceive your mind?

    Is this a truth that no one knows?


    ** **

    You blame me for defending myself

    Against the ways of Zionists
    I'm terrorized in my own land

    And I'm the terrorist?


    *** ****
    You think that you know all about terrorism
    But you don't know it the way I do.

    So let me define the term for you.
    And teach you what you thought you knew.
    I've known terrorism for quite some time,
    Fifty- four years and more.

    It's the fruitless garden uprooted in my yard.
    It's the bulldozer in front of my door.


    ** **

    Terrorism breathes the air I breathe.
    It's the checkpoint on my way to school.

    It's the curfew that jails me in my own home,
    And the penalties of breaking that curfew rule.


    *** ***
    Terrorism is the robbery of my land.
    And the torture of my mother.

    The imprisonment of my innocent father.
    The bullet in my baby brother.


    *** ***


    So America, don't tell me you know about
    The things I feel and see.
    I'm terrorized in my own land

    And the blame is put on me.

    ****** *****

    But I will not rest, I shall never settle
    For the injustice my people endure.

    Palestine is OUR land and there we'll remain

    Until the day OUR homeland is secure.

    ********* ********

    And if that time shall never come,
    Then they will never see a day of peace.

    I will not be thrown from my own home,
    Nor will the fight for justice cease.

    ********* *****


    And if I am killed, it will be for Falasteen.

    It's written in my breath.
    So in your own patriotic words,

    Give me liberty or give me death.


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    please read it and send it to all your American friends​
     
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  3. Seeking_Truth

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    O! .. It's so Great,Strong and Effective ..
    Thanx for this great post Samia ..
    Insha'allah i'll send it to my friends ..
     
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  5. Seeking_Truth

    Seeking_Truth عضو متميّز

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    O! .. It's so Great,Strong and Effective ..
    Thanx for this great post Samia ..
    Insha'allah i'll send it to my friends ..
     
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  7. T_K

    T_K قلم فضي

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    thanks Samiah for reporting this poem to us
    It carries a lot of meanings and facts that people
    need to know


    TK
     
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  9. T_K

    T_K قلم فضي

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    thanks Samiah for reporting this poem to us
    It carries a lot of meanings and facts that people
    need to know


    TK
     
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  11. Hunting-Lover

    Hunting-Lover قلم ذهبي

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    Thanks Alot Samiah for this great poem
    Hearts should be shaked by this poem
    Thx agian
     
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  13. samiah

    samiah مشرف سابق

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    Seeking Truth
    :)
    Nice to see you back girl... After we got attached to you, suddenly you say bye!!!:confused:
    That's not acceptable,
    Now That your here
    :D ;) your staying for good young lady

    Yup, it is a strong poem,
    It sends a straight message out loud


    Thanks for your comment
     
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  15. Rita Alshoaibi

    Rita Alshoaibi مشرف سابق

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    thanks a lot SAMIAH
    for sharing this - i think its speaking the truth and its sooooooo good

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  17. حنين الغد

    حنين الغد قلم فضي

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    thanks samiah for the nice poem
    it contains a lot of true meaningful words
     

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