The Guardian • Issue #2084

POEM

Sympathy with the Sorrows and Mourning of the Gazan People

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Palestinian boy collect belongings from Gaza ruins.

Photo: UN Photo / Shareef Sarhan – flickr.com (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Oh infant,

Oh hungry Palestinian child ,

I have seen your thin body in pieces,

your pacifier and your doll,

your school bag and books

in the bloody ditch,

In the ruined buildings!

And I have seen your school burnt and destroyed

because it existed.


Excerpt from a poem by Ibrahim Shiri

Translated by: Amador Navidi

Edited by: Peter McLaren

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