Ode to Gaza

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic

Another funeral another body and another prayer,More lines of poetry insulting another bleeding vein Another child bleeds another heart in pain Words are out souls are out … but are we there ??!!!


City under siege … what have they done
Full of F16 is the sky …. They blocked the sun
Oh city over sea … what more can you handle
Still we stand and all we can we do is share a stupid candle

Bounded we are … dear city under sky
I screamed for your name … and from tear gas now I cry
Oh Gaza with words to ease your pain I try
Those without swords upon swords may die

Fight and don’t fall wait for another dawn
Fight and stand tall you shall take them down

Dear sons of Gaza for you I weep
If sleepless I was... now I cry to sleep

Run to the light at the end of this cave
Fill your earth with a grave next to a grave
Your freedom they may take
Sunlight your eyes may forsake
But never can they make you a slave
Blood and honor you have gave

Oh God your mercy we ask we beg and pray
May Gaza’s suffering end up today

And still we watch and still we cry
How much longer can we refuse and deny

Submitted: December 27, 2009

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This was rather intelligent and well thought out. I really liked this poem of yours as it stayed on the point, short and concise, with a strong and unified voice.

Sun, December 27th, 2009 7:47pm


thank you Nazire

Sun, December 27th, 2009 10:31pm

Mistress of Word Play

There will be an end my friend but not the way we might want it to end. All things will come to pass but in His time not ours. So very sad and senseless, but nothing good ever comes from man. All good things come from God and only He can solve the problem. You did so well with this. It hurts my soul that there is war, death, and destruction of such great magnitude in Gaza.
A beautiful and painful write. Susan :)

Sun, December 27th, 2009 8:39pm


thank you Susan :)!

Sun, December 27th, 2009 10:31pm


this is a strong poem and i really liked it , I think it's the first anniversary for Gaza war , I hope that war ends soon it's hurt to see peoples die without a reason

Sun, December 27th, 2009 9:04pm


thank you

Sun, December 27th, 2009 10:31pm


A poem I can honestly say "Well done".
It seems that poems that are beautifully described in such vivid details and strong message starts from the heart and ends in words written on paper or posted on a site. I'll be reading more work from you if you don't mind.

Mon, December 28th, 2009 12:19am


thank you Jen and sure i don't mind :) ! Yazan

Sun, December 27th, 2009 10:30pm

Cloudy Thoughts

A decent poem but it seems a bit one sided.

"Fight and don’t fall wait for another dawn
Fight and stand tall you shall take them down "

Isn't this the whole problem? If the Pals had learned the lessons of Gandhi I believe they would have their own state now. Gazans are not just the victims but also the perpetrators of their own terror. I too would like peace and believe it is the only option. You may read my short story Victory in Jerusalem for a quick flash piece on the subject:


Peace is the only option for both sides. Not "fight" and "stand tall."

Mon, December 28th, 2009 5:21am


we all want peace and i think the Pals trying to have it since 1991 in Madrid , both sides have problems and we hope that ends soon.

Sun, December 27th, 2009 10:26pm


amazing poem. it goes right into the heart.
the things that are happening in Gaza are unspeakable and awful and that has to end.
peace is the only answer.
may God answer our prayers.

great work :)

Mon, December 28th, 2009 10:50am

Graeme Montrose

A controversial subject one bound to bring reaction response, evoking within the hearts of men anger, tears, fear, disbelief, the poem reaching out and bringing forth the results within each heart, as all carefully crafted works from deep emotions they will make you mad, sad or glad! You handled this subject carefully to bring what you wished to the fore, well written, emotional and thought provoking, the job of a poet to stir the mind. See my poem ‘A Child Died’. You crafted your poem with skill, and though some may not agree with your feelings on the matter still you brought forth reaction, you caused reflection, you expressed your feelings. May God bring peace to this area and to all concerned within its troubled lands, and may He heal the anger, hate and mistrust and heal the wounds of the spirit. Keep it up, all the best in your writing.

Mon, December 28th, 2009 11:04am

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