BEYOND THE IMAGINARY: A STUDENT FROM GAZA

10 Dec

BEYOND THE IMAGINARY: A STUDENT FROM GAZA

It surely exists

as surely more surely

than you or I

more surely than this place of mine

 

Same sun same moon and sky

with similar starlighting

yet the sonic intrusions are different

the nights and days are different

 

Those children driven toward death daily

are still being born and dying there

their mothers trembling past pain

as old men weep with wonder

 

Despite the visits and images of distress

renewed year upon year renewed by films

that hide little and show s well hard truths

despite the futile rage mixed with tears

 

Despite all this weighing down of heart and soul

Gaza remains a blank space in the recoiling mind

a void valley of despairing darkness

a wound without boundaries

 

So condemned it seems to this deforming destiny

such an endless night expects no dawn

expects not even an audience

for this prison theater of crime

 

The real Gaza will always be unimaginable

it can only be  lived lamented loved

and then forgotten by forms of departure

forgotten even by the most tender among us

 

And yet her presence before me now

seems so much stronger than my imaginary

her eyes shining her smile glistening

for her we must learn to walk in the dark

 

For her we must do more than hope

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2 Responses to “BEYOND THE IMAGINARY: A STUDENT FROM GAZA”

  1. Georgianne E. Matthews December 10, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    Dear, dear Richard Falk:

    I love your sensative, kind, warm, lovely poetic words.
    You are a beacon in this world and I very much admire you.
    With my respect, sincerely,
    Georgianne E. Matthews

    • Richard Falk December 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

      Thanks, Georgianne, your encouragement is very sustaining for me.

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