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To Siniora: My New friend in Gaza
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Your shy smile under your veil
And luminous dark eyes in the
Of life, of strife, caught my eye
In the Ability Center in Khan
I invited you to take a picture with us
And you charmingly
I gave you my poetry book translated into Arabic,
You read and
surprised, said, "You love peace as much as I do!"
You gave me your address
and asked for more books,
And I promised to send you all my twenty
Then pointing out from the window
To the impressive new
buildings, you wistfully said,
"We have to build Gaza with peace poems
And we became new friends.
With women it is as easy as
You asked me about my children,
I asked you about your family,
You showed me your artwork,
I showed you my writing, my pictures,
You smiled and said, your children look like you.
You showed me your
With gorgeous embroidered Palestinian dresses,
asked: "Which one do you like best?"
I pointed to the dark blue with red
Like the one I used to proudly wear
In my poetry
presentations a long time ago.
"I'll embroider it for you, and send it to
you to Haifa,"
You promptly, softly said.
I was so moved and hugged you
My new, warm friend in Gaza,
With women it is as natural,
as easy as that.
When our blue bus drove away,
We both waved to each other with
Followed by a tear in our eyes,
My wonderful new friend in Gaza
With women it is as natural, as easy as that.
Men! Learn from women
for a change,
Let women help you make friends, make peace -
it is as natural, as human as that.