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Poem by a Palestinian Youth



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 fight for justice cease


And if I am killed, it will be for Falasteen

It's written on my breath

So in your own patriotic words

give me liberty or give me death


Hassan Mawji

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jazakAllah khair sister cheerio for sharing this poem with us,, i sawit very very sensitive and it touched my heart,,,

may Allah bring peace to our brothers and sisters in Palestine,,, ya Allah please dont let those people suffer any more, dont let any of our brothers and sisters suffer,, where ever they are,,,, please end these wars,inshaAllah, amin amin amin



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Assalamu alaikum




thanks for reminding me that I should be updating my profile to say that I am a male!!! I will do it right away :D

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Wa Alaikum Mus Salam Warahamtullahi Wabrakatahu,



Jazakallah khuryun for sharing Brother cheerio


Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabrakatahu

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Nice poem Brother Cheerio or should i call you sis too :PPPP


Ameeeen to all the dua's


One day we will all go to Palestine and defend our ummah insha'Allah.

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Good Poem I think you should enter it in a competion that I have seen on this site.




Today is the last day for entering so hurry you will have to wait for the link to the competition to come up on the banner


Wa-alaikum salaam

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