Burn our land, burn our dreams

pour acid onto our songs

cover with sawdust

the blood of our massacred people

muffle with your technology

the screams of all that is free, wild and indigenous.

Destroy, destroy our grass and soil

raze to the ground every farm and every village

our ancestors had build

every tree, every home, every book, every law,

and all the equity and harmony.

Flatten with your bombs every valley;

erase with your edits our past,

our literature, our metaphor.

Denude the forests and the earth

‘til no insect, no bird, no word can find a place to hide.

Do that and more.

I do not fear your tyranny.

I do not despair ever

for I guard one seed

a little live seed that I shall safeguard and plant again.

-Palestinian Poem

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