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Jerusalem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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The sun was born here
to bake the clay,
to dry the salt,
and to stir the ocean-blue.

It saturates the deep valleys
and penetrates the rolling hills.
It fills the streets with joy.

The sun does not burn.
It does not scorch.
It cleanses
and it heals.
It washes away
the scars of the past:
the wars,
the hatred,
and the bloodshed.

This beloved city
to muse upon –
from ancient times
to now –
is enlightened
by this magnificent orb.

People run into the streets.
“L’Chaim!” they chant.
“Bismillah!” they sing.
Divided they may fall,
but united they stand
when they are beneath
His light.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Roses_01 said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm
This poem brings worship music to my mind. Good job!
 
AllysenBursex3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

Jerusalem (:

Just brings worship to my mind. Nice poem.

 
laliel said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm
i went to Jerusalem (my family is from there) and you truly captured the city allah sallam idak God bless your hands
 
thesilverrose said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm
May I please post this on my blog on Barlow Girl? I will take no credit for it.
 
thesilverrose said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm
"L'CHAIM!!!" Pray for the peace of Yirusaliem!!! I love the poem. Absolutely beautiful. Keep writing! =)
 
BritneyLynn said...
Jun. 17, 2009 at 12:36 am
that was pretty
 
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