In growing numbers they walk passed my home till echos of refugees the world over haunt me.

~ Dedicated to the people of Syria now, the people of Palestine both past & present.... and indeed for all refugees the world over.
'You are not just a drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in a drop.' ~ Rumi


Passed my home in a constant stream
Strong emotions resonate and team

Rushing in their hope to dream
Expectant faces that hide one scream

A nearby land they aim to soon reclaim
A wrong to be righted despite the blame

The parallels to another tribe are truly real
So how can I but an overwhelming sadness feel


When will we learn from this repeated mistake?
What will it take from this deep illusion to awake?

We are all one, yet we constantly divide
Our lives consistently shattered by pride

Which clan are you? To whom do you belong?
When will we realise that this is just wrong

United we stand, divided we fall
We repeat it blindly, yet in action we stall

A simple concept so hard to uphold
And so on a fool's errand we never find gold

Peace and security are words we use lightly
Whilst fear and despair shine ever more brightly

I want to stand tall and say as loud as I can
This earth is only ours but for a short span

So the sooner we learn to faithfully aspire
For causes whose aims are so much higher

The faster we will all truly see
That there is more to you and me

Than titles, names & what we do
One heart that beats for old and new

A united people who can finally achieve
A redeemed humanity in which we can believe


Written by Rula Zein-Iddin ~ (c) All Rights Reserved

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Pray let us not lose sight of the discussion
A piece of land to awaken you with concussion

For truly what is it but a lot of bloody dirt
Will it ever compensate for the atrocious hurt?

We are but here for a short while
Yet generation upon generation continually defile

 A series of lies in which you smugly claim
That the land you seek is the only gain

You must realize by now that you can never eradicate
A people whose sole intention it is to liberate

The longer you keep Palestinians under occupation
The more you will need to pray for salvation

Injustice, hatred, corruption, suppression,
Big words that children will now use with aggression

Heed my words well O people of Israel
For it is not your time to posture and revel

For who can possibly come to your aid
When graves for children are being dug in spades?

Humanity can watch in silence no longer
For the weak & oppressed always get stronger

You can bomb us daily with feckless ‘skill’
But that will never ever break our iron will

Wake up & stop living in an evangelical utopia
This land must be shared so be cured of your myopia