Hope Out of Patience
By Marcelle Mansour OAM
Sydney – Australia 17 August 2018
Have you ever seen the beautiful splendor
Of the dignified Palestine Land?
Have you ever wonder why?
Historical Palestine vanishes from the world map?
O dear Palestine, ancient Palestine!
Will never be wiped off the map.
Have you ever experienced the empathy from home expel?
Or hung around your neck
A precious ancient key belongs to your stolen home?
Have you ever felt the bravery,
In those daring charming eyes?
Or sewed the unique cross-stitch
Of the iconic Palestinian embroidered dress?
Or touched the Cactus of Palestinians’ hearts?
Walking on just a ripple of burning hope …
To find a way to live and cope …
Patience becomes the way of life …
The symbol of Palestinians’ strife …
Longing for justice and liberation
Throughout the painful decades of Israeli occupation
Seventy years of the raven Nakba!
Fifty-one years of the dark Naksa!
And twenty-five years of impotent peace talk!
Left Palestinians with nowhere to walk …
Seven harsh decades of the Palestinian cause
Of preserving self-humanity…
And keeping dignity …
In limitless means …
Constantly echoing, ringing, and whispering in the ears …
Palestinians’ Right of Return is a global role
Concerns on the matter of international laws
Should never make the issue closed
Hoping to make the conflict resolved
A two-state solution will definitely work!
For the sake of world’s magnificent love
The hope of peace will rekindle soon from above
Palestine will hug the joyful lyrics of divine Dove.