Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"I want to tell the world" : A heart stirring poem for Palestine by Nahida

Nahida is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian refugee living in exile for over 42 years. She was forced to leave her homeland, Palestine at the age of seven during the six-day war.

Here is her poem:

 I want to tell the world 

I want to tell the world a story

About a home with a broken lantern
And a burnt doll

About a picnic that wasn’t enjoyed

About an axe that killed a tulip

A story about a fire that consumed a plait

A story about a tear that couldn't run down

I want to tell a story about a goat that wasn’t milked

About a mother’s dough that wasn’t baked

About a wedding that wasn’t celebrated

And a baby girl that didn’t grow up

About a football that wasn’t kicked

About a dove that didn’t fly

I want to tell a story about a key that wasn’t used

About a classroom that wasn’t attended

About a playground that was silenced

About a book that wasn’t read

About a besieged lonely farm  
And about its fruits that weren’t picked

About a lie that wasn't discovered

A story about a church that’s no longer prayed in

And a mosque that no longer stands

And a culture no longer rejoiced

I want to tell a story about a muddy grassy roof

About a stone that faced a tank

And about a stubborn flag that refuses to lie down

About a spirit that cannot be defeated

I want to tell the world a story

Now light a little candle for Palestine

You can do it
Light a candle One little candle 
Watch the darkness fade away
Just try it out
One ray of light
Wipes away the gloomiest
Jet-black nights
As the dawn breaks
Just observe
Can you see that
All the might of darkness
In the world
Cannot extinguish
The faintest flicker
Of a beam of light
Light a candle
One little candle
Watch the darkness fade away
You can do it


  1. Wow that was beautiful and the photos really completed it, MashaAllah. JazakAllah Khair for sharing this and may Allah help our brothers and sisters in Palestine and all over the world who are suffering and may we never forget them. <3

    1. Aameen...

      May Allah end the misery of the people of Palestine soon and may we live to see that beautiful day dawn..