A poem for Palestine: “We will never surrender” (Ahmed Noor)



” We will never surrender”

We will never surrender,
If we strive,
We will grind the sand to eat,
If we are thirsty,
We will drink the sea water,
If we are homeless,
We will make the earth our beds,
And sky our covers,
If all doors are closed,
We will knock the door of sky,
If all trees are cut,
We will plant more,
If we lose our kids,
We will give birth for thousands,

We will never surrender,
In spite of the thousands of martyrs,
The pain of our prisoners’ mothers,
The tears of our widows,
The loss of our limbs,
The shouts of our wounds,
The pieces of our shreds,
The rubble of our homes,
The crying of our orphans,
The corpses of our bodies,
The sounds of your warplanes,
The sounds of your bombs,
The fear of our children,

We will never surrender,
Although you are the knife,
And we are the flesh,
You are the killer ,
And we are the murder,
You are the kidnapper,
And we are the hostage,
You are the oppressor,
And we are the oppressed,
You are the occupier,
And we are the occupied,
You are the strong by your weapons,
And we are the strong by our faith,
You are the rock,
And we are the drops,
Drop, drop, drop,
The rock will crack down,
And we will never surrender.


Written by Ahmed Noor


Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.


About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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1 Response to A poem for Palestine: “We will never surrender” (Ahmed Noor)

  1. rowida says:

    your poems is so beautiful and seemingly it said all things that surely happend

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