Land Day in Palestine: Listen to the Ruins

Listen to the ruins of the villages tell you the story of a people that was one with the land, a people that was massacred and expelled by aliens.

Listen to the ruins tell you of villages that once prospered, that once were filled with life.

Listen to the ruins tell you of celebrations, of wedding, of the harvest all the year around.

Listen to the ruins describe the celebrations and meals held in the village main square.

Listen to the ruins describe the olive trees, the orange trees, the almond and the fig trees, the sea of wheat and barley.

Listen to the ruins describe the taboun and of the smell of fresh bread early in the morning.

Listen to the ruins describe the weddings that would last 7 days and nights.

Listen to the ruins describe the beautiful houses with their round roofs and flower pots, with their herb gardens, with the apple trees and the carob trees.

Listen to the ruins stand witness to the villages that once stood and await the return of their owners.

Listen to the ruins stand witness to homes that were filled with love, homes that were inhabited by a people who gave life to these homes.

Listen to the ruins stand witness to the land that loves it people, to the fields and groves, to the meadows and hilltops.

Listen to the ruins of the villages that once stood tell you of a people that refuses to forget.

Listen to the ruins of the villages tell you of a people that still hold the keys to their homes.

Listen to the ruins of the villages tell you of a people that will accept no less than a full return of every single refugee, the replanting of every single tree, and the rebuilding of every single home, every single street, every single alley, every single barn, every single store.

Listen to the ruins of the villages tell you of a people that will accept no less than freedom and total liberation.

Listen to the ruins tell you of the graves and their inhabitants, tell you of the generations that lived on the land, loved the land and joined the land to become forever part of her.

Listen to the ruins tell you the names of heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect the land, who gave their lives so the land might live, who watered the land with their blood so it might forever be green, white, red and black, so it might live forever, so it might remain Palestinian.

A Voice from Palestine

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