And What Are We To Do    by     Sam Hamod

And What Are We To Do by Sam Hamod

And What Are We To Do

 (for Palestine, 2014 and forever)

 

After Israeli Bombing

and what are we to do

with all these broken bodies,

these arms without bodies,

these heads without necks,

these bloody shards of skin,

 

 

what are we to do

with these broken dreams,

with these nightmares of our children,

with our own anger and frustration

with our muffled tears

 

 

we pray, but no help comes,

we pray, but Allah does not yet answer

we pray, and though he has not yet acted,

we know, even in our sorrow

that justice and peace will come in Allah’s time

 

© sam hamod, 7.12.14