Palestinian Flower Woman
She turned grenades into flowers
Hatred into love
Aggression into compassion
Ugliness into beauty of flowers.
Her flowers bloomed in the womb
of grenades and fire.
Her flower symbolizes peace
amidst chaos and destruction
amidst fruitless attempts of
useless leaders to bring peace.
(This poem is based on a Palestinian Mother Abu Rahmeh who, after losing her Son Bassem Abu Rahmeh (30), shot and killed by the Israeli Army in April, 2009, grows a garden in tear gas canisters).
An Illegal Immigrant
A man came to being,
He foolishly thought, ‘he was free’,
Hastily believed the world is connected,
Believing in ‘global village’.
When he landed in an unknown land,
He was captured, detained & tortured,
He realized what a border is,
Realized what tears us apart,
What disunites us: The Borders.