Poetry

Poetry

Political Equations- Israeli Style (2004)

Israeli choices may be deduced from the following equations. Let’s define the following quantities: I   = Israel, pre-1967 Territory P  = Occupied Palestinian Territory since June 5, 1967 D = Democratic State J  = Jewish Only A = Arab Only O = One-State solution [One person, one vote, equality between […]

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Democracy- Arab Style (2004)

1) Root of the Word–    Did you know that the root of the word democracy was Arabic?–    No, I did not, how is that?–    Well, the word democracy consists of two parts: “demo” and “cracy”, are you following?–    Sure.–    The word demo comes from the Arabic word “dayman.” Do you […]

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Government and Trends in the News East & West: Contradictions and Dualities (2004)

West ———————————————– East Waging war is a way to Peace                                Surrender is Peace Occupation is Liberation                                        A military parade is Liberation Arrogance is Leadership                                        Incompetence is Leadership A bloodsucker is a man of Peace                            […]

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From A to Z (2004)

A for Arrogance: is to reject truth, and to deny other people’s rights. B for Brotherhood: is to love and wish for others what you love and wish for yourself. C for Constitution: is the most sacred man-made document in society, if not desecrated by the powerful elite. D for […]

Poetry

Praise the Lord (2004)

Praise the LordThe Lord of the WorldWith every noble expressionAnd every holy word Thank the AlmightyCreator of heavens and earthFor bestowing every providenceAnd blessing every birth The signs are everywhereJust look at His creationsThe sun, the moon, and oceansPeople, tribes, and nations Fish swimming in the seasStars in the skyOur […]

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Friendship* (2005)

To all my true friends True friendship means to alwaysBe elated and jubilantWhen your friendIs in a state of happinessOr feel somber and heartbrokenIf your pal is befallenBy tragedy and sadness Close companions are a pairHaving much in commonIn the world of the materialAnd the orb of the spiritualWith no […]

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Forgive Me (2004)

O’ my LordI ask for Your forgivenessIf I’ve ever exceededMy limitsOr have ever surpassed My boundariesIf on occasions Have not exhibitedComplete submissionOr at timesHave not displayedAbsolute gratefulnessI beg your pardonAsking for repentanceSeeking atonementLonging for redemption O’ mother and fatherI ask for forgivenessIf I’ve ever been impatientOr somehow did not meet […]

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In His Footsteps (2006)

No matter what they sayNo matter what they doThe public proclamationsWhether insincere or true No matter the conspiracyThe well-organized propagandaThe double speakThe vicious campaignThe overt hypocrisyThe faked apologyThe vile hatred of the alarmistsInciteful and insane As no one can approach the sunOr gaze directly at herWithout being blinded or burnedHow […]

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Mary, The Forever Pure (2004)

She prayed and beggedBy day and nightO’ my LordI offer my thanksAnd gratitudeAnd keenly pledgeWhat’s in my wombTo the AlmightyIn servitude But once she delivered She was astonishedAnd surprisedIt was a girlA beautiful girlCherished and prized So she said somberlyMy Lord it’s a girlI shall name her MaryAnd keep my […]

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A Little Scarf, Symbol of Freedom (2004)

A little scarf    On a little girlIs scaringThe big bear Liberty, equality and fraternityReal or mirage?Mere slogansOr ideas great and largeHas faith become so intolerableAnd a damning charge? Have we come full circle?A hijab, a crucifixA yarmulke, or a turbanSymbols of freedomOf toleranceA global villageAnd independenceHas the state become dogmaticSo […]