Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Riwaa Abuquta | 15-11-2020

dove crying
Artist: Pedro Laperal (excerpt from poster)
Courtesy of the Palestine Poster Project Archives

 

God is greater than a tribe of sorrows
that flail the heads of the poor at night.

God is greater than the memory
your heart struggles in labor to abort.

God is greater than your longing for a friend
or the broken promise of a companion.

God is greater than words that eat at you,
when you cannot find the mouth to speak.

God is greater than the miserable talk,
of false consolation and facile comfort.

God is greater than the withering of your soul
and greater than your despair of healing rains.

God is greater than the disappointment
that hunts you and traps you against the ground.

God is greater than a misfortune on your journey
that shatters your dream.

Posted: November 15, 2020

Mentor: Kevin Hadduck


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