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Until Return - Issue 5

On This 60th

Sixty years on
against the occupiers wishes
We Exist
sons and daughters
of Ramleh, Haifa, Nasira
Jimzu, Imwas, Deir Yassin

We Remember
the villages destroyed
towns stripped of Arab names
manufactured, renamed, disguised
our homes filled with Palestinian memories
painted over with foreign colors
a bridal shop in Ramleh
selling strangers their happy dreams
in my house on our land
the house great grandfather Ali built

We Continue
We will always continue
Because the land longs for us
Because we long for the land
Because home is a Right
Because it is our Right

We Exist
Because We
We will not stop
Until Return.

-- Aida Hasan, 2008 all rights reserved



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