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Here lies the tragedy of lost humanity
a land ravaged by men of greed
who never stop trampling on her dignity
with the cruelty that they breed

The slaughter of innocents leave me speechless,
as their blood stains the land they called Home
The vicious cycle of violence seems endless
that I wonder ...without peace, can there ever be hope?

Still the strong-willed will not bow to the conquerors
even with the threat of death and torture.
Their courage remains strong, unfaltered
as they fight for the ones they loved

Even if the world turns deaf to your plight
even if they choose to be blind
you are not alone, my brothers
for you have Allah by your side

In the silence of the night,
i will pray for you
that you may find strength
to face the trials before you

Till you shed the last drop of blood
till the day your bodies return to Earth
fight for your rights, your freedom
your love, Palestine

Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Review Request (Direction): 
What did you think of my title?
How was my language use?
What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
How does this theme appeal to you?
How was the beginning/ending of the poem?
Is the internal logic consistent?
Last few words: 
Here it is, Rula, just as I have promised. I leave it to you and our friends to comment.I know I still have much to learn, so go ahead, tell me how to improve, Maybe help me find better words to improve my descriptions.
Editing stage: 


Honestly I see your thoughts run smoothly through these verses than before. Your outrage and helplessness about events unfolding is very palpable, as is your empathy for the affected, so much so that I could feel your craving to reach out to them to give them confidence and self belief...

As for the choice of words, I did not find too much needing a change. However giving below a few suggestions in the form of alternates, for you to evaluate:-

In S 2 L3 The [vicious] cycle of violence seems endless
In S 3 L 3 Their courage remain[s] strong, unfaltered
In S4 L 1 Even if the world turns a deaf ear to your plight - [you may delete 'a' and 'ear']
In S 5 L 5 to face the trials in front of you - [ you may replace "in front of" with "before"]
In S 6 L 1 Till you shed the last drop of your blood - [consider deleting "your" ]
In S 6 L 4 for Palestine, for the ones you loved - [consider changing "for the ones you loved" to " for your loved ones"]

Consider the above to be just friendly suggestions..even without them it is a very livid and vivid poem.. regards..

raj (sublime_ocean)

thanks. much appreciated. i'll make the changes now

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Adil, it's my pleasure to suggest. Please change only where you find appropriate and where such suggestions don't affect your perspective....

raj (sublime_ocean)

is there a difference between 'pity" and "empathy". i wonder if they share the same meaning..

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To me, Pity is just feeling sorry, whereas Empathy is connecting deeper with a sense of understanding, e.g., feeling the pain of those affected by putting yourself in their shoes .... I hope I am right in my perception....

raj (sublime_ocean)

thank you for the quick reply

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I'm sorry I couldn't visit earlier as I've caught bad cold. I really feel dizzy but thought I'd say this is really good. I see that raj has stepped with good thoughts and suggestions. Nothing major I can think of at the moment, but if I may

Stanza 2 Line 2 I'd capitalize "home" to "Home"

Stanza 3 Line 3 [unfaltered] do you mean [unaltered] ? or [faltered]?

Last stanza Line 2..."to the earth" I'd remove "the" and capitalize "Earth"

and for the last two lines

"fight for your rights and your freedom

for Palestine, for your loved ones."

I'd tweak a little to something like:

fight for your rights, your freedom

your love, Palestine.

But these as I said are mere thoughts, I've really enjoyed and feel good that somewhere in the far world there is a friend who feels my anguishes and shares my grieves. Wish your Home would stay safe, Ameen


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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Stanza 3 Line 3 'unfaltered' I want to say will not falter but I don't know if that is the right word. As for have rest, I have edited..thanks for the suggestions.


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try not too stressed out yourself too much..


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