One Peaceful Night

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

This poem was published in Muse Whispers Volume II

 We dream of a simple right,
Of a peaceful quiet night,
Of a shining sunny day,
Where fears are far away.

We vision at such a peaceful night,
A small family turning on the light,
Enjoying a warm intimate gathering,
With lots of sweet playful bantering.

We imagine mama’s tender voice,
Calling us; it’s time to rejoice,
Lots of tasty food and goodies are on the way;
Eat and enjoy, then get ready for a new day.

The next morning, we envision a young boy,
Coming from school full of liveliness and joy.
Excited and eager to tell mommy about his day,

Mommy waiting to hug him like everyday.

SO usual a scene to be talked about,
But not for many who want to shout,
To tell the world that this simple life,
Is a far dream for every Palestinian wife.

A very ordinary family life is a dream,
Very simple, but unlike any other dream
Because not even one peaceful day or night,
Seems to be any Palestinian family’s right.

Saturday, July 20, 2002



  1. Om Lujain says:

    That was very deep, and got it spot on to what is happening with the people of Palestine. It saddens me that we can all just continue to live as though nothing is happening, and allowing our brothers and sisters to live in such a nightmare.

    Thank you for this wonderfully written yet emotionally heart-wrenching poem!

  2. Maha Noor Elahi says:

    Om Lujain,
    Thank you for your warm feelings and thoughtful comment.

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