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Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: Palestinian Endurance

Palestinian Endurance

By Genevieve Cora Fraser

In your fortress study
Defender of the right to return
Mind set in a People's
Right to return
Whole as a nation
Possessed of self

You sift through the wreckage
Of unrestrained assault
On cherished lives
Struggling to live free
>From the henchman's
Visit to their soul

You sift through the lost
Garden of memory
Dusty with time's
Passage through pain
Reigns of tyrants
Visions of prophets'
Dreams of a nation
Yet to be

Please know I am with you
As your pulse races forward
And heart beats defiance
As your sun browned hand
Reaches to hold
My hand extends
To touch your soul
With light and love

I am with you in joy
In fear in sorrow
In the courage to confront
Your oppressor
Through survival
Breathing love's protection
I whisper
Hold on
As the dark moments linger
Waiting in pain
In longing for peace
I offer you hope
In the calm
Before the

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