In Your Still Eyes

in your still eyes
wide with terror
i see you
seized with fear
i see innocence
amidst confusion
i see the question
that they can’t answer
: why?

in your still eyes
i see your mother
near hysteria
screaming your name
over and over
i see her weeping
like a willow tree
her eyes pleading
begging silently
wake up baby
it’s mommy

in your still eyes
i see your father
rooted to the ground
to make a sound
i see him
a complete wreck
mourning the child
he could not protect
but how he tried
God knows he tried

i see tears
of pure agony
as he rains kisses
on your lifeless body
i see his anger
i feel his pain
i hear him whisper
again and again
please baby
wake up for daddy
i bought a toy
for my little boy

in your still eyes
and hundreds like you
i see faith
i see strength
for your eyes
they may be still
but you
my little one
are made of steel

in your still eyes
amidst the destruction
i see resistance
i see dignity
i see your people
standing tall
behind those walls

in your still eyes
i see you running
with arms wide open
in His garden
i see you smiling
i hear you laughing
your beautiful soul
finally free
for eternity


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Dedicated to the children of Gaza…
May Allah shower them with His infinite mercy. Aamiinn..

Written by my daughter, Zafirah Zulkifli‬

I stand with the Palestinians

Written by my daughter, Zafirah Zulkifli

I stand with the Palestinians…
You see, I’m a Muslim,
and Islam teaches me compassion,
to be just, to have patience,
to utter good words or be silent,
and to speak up against oppression,
So it is my obligation,
to support the Palestinians,
men, women and children,
whose rights to live freely,
have been taken away so cruelly,
by the army that knows no mercy,

So please, if you’re reading this,
no matter what your religion is,
for the sake of humanity,
do what is within your capacity,
just end the violence already!
refuse to accept this insanity,
stop funding the Israeli army,
and use your social media wisely,
let the world know the reality,
grossly hidden by CNN and BBC,
donate in the name of charity,
and perhaps most importantly,
pray and beseech the Almighty,
-the One who created you and me,
for Palestine to finally be free..



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