The Dreams of a Palestinian

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They say dreams come true.
But the dreams of a Palestinian
don’t come through.
At a checkpoint,
They get stopped, searched, and stripped.
Humiliated.

When smuggled,
They reach dead-end.
They say dreams are valid.
But the dreams of a Palestinian
are like his existence.
Invalid
Rejected,
Negotiable,
Deniable, `
Refutable.
Compromised,
Unrecognized.

My dreams crush 3 km into the sea.
Get uprooted like the olives trees.
My dreams are apartheid walled.
Get deflated like a balloon on barbwire.

On surveillance camera, watched.

Yet my dreams are real and big.
They survive and revive.
Planted the sky

Cultivated in Palestine.

 

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