While Gaza Weeps

21 Nov

This poem is written as a duet by me and the ever inspiring, beautiful Hastywords. Once again, thank you for your words Hasty. They’re precious to me.


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While Gaza Weeps


The midnight calls

Tempermental notes

Sighing, resigning

As the spectators watch


Raindrops weeping

Raw acid falling

Erasing lives, eroding holes

As the two worlds collide


Night grasps at daylight

Greedily eats at time

Layers upon layers collapse

Spanning the spectrums we hide


This crumbling shadow play

Sweeps over the castles we build

From the ashes of our history

Sends the petals of dead spinning


Lured from their graves

From their departed sorrows

Children giggle, peeking

As ancestors parade on by


Their laugh resonates through the bones

It waters the bomb-sites and

Out of them grow

Shining Snowdrops of tomorrow



May the people in this world, the people who have known war and suffering, find happiness and peace. I hope that once this world will be a more loving place, and today I want to give you all the love and strenght my little heart can carry.

Because to change this world for better, your heart does not need to be big or old, it does not need to carry the wisdom of the ancient trees. All your heart needs to know is love and how to share that love.

Take care, of yourself and of others in need. Peace!

7 Responses to “While Gaza Weeps”

  1. iamforchange at 1:29 am #

    Thank you for such a moving poem and your heart, A beautiful collaboration out of love and for peace… My heart and prayers for the people on both sides especially the children. It is unfortunate that the evil of violence affects so many, thank you for being a beautiful human being and expressing yourself in such a positive way!

    • daydreamdaisies at 10:54 am #

      Thank you for reading and praying, your love is helping to heal this world.

  2. jav3d at 8:52 am #

    Awesome! Love it.
    Kudos to both of You.

  3. TooFullToWrite at 6:06 pm #

    (A little present from me, courtesy of Hastywords for you Miss DayDreamDaisies *bows*)

    TooFullToWrite says:
    January 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Such a sad theme but covered in a very sensitive way. I was struck by the line in the middle (This crumbling shadow play/Sweeps over the castles we build), I felt it rock my own foundations but the final stanza really hit home. Haunting but superbly done, encapsulates the mood and perhaps may educate those further who are unaware of the plight of war and Gaza’s children that are caught in the firing line.

    hastywords says:- That was Miss DayDreamDaisies. She is marvelous!

    TooFullToWrite says:- Thank you for replying to me. I follow her blog too! Should I post my comment there as well?

    hastywords says:- Copy and paste so she can see your beautiful remark!

    TooFullToWrite says:- Will do – thank you!

    • daydreamdaisies at 6:16 pm #

      Thank you so much, your words truly are a gift! It means a lot to me that my words could so move someone. But I must say, this poem would have not been born without Hasty. She’s such a brilliant duet partner and this piece really took us to places we couldn’t even imagine when setting out to write another piece togehter, and we might have not ventured there otherwise. But I’m glad we did because I really felt something speaking through me in this piece. Thank you, I’m happy you felt it too.

      • TooFullToWrite at 6:48 pm #

        You’re very welcome, you are both very talented. Each day, I am grateful for knowing your blogs to allow me to experience the splendour and grace of your words and appreciate the extent of your artistry. Long may it continue! 🙂

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