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And The Land Cried Tears of Blood by Soraya Boyd

Israel & Palestine

Image by Rusty Stewart via Flickr

by Soraya Boyd
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Facilitate Global
March 30, 2013

Heaving with revulsion, the defiled and mutilated land suppurates
Bloodied tears borne out of grief inconceivable only inaudible sighs each pang separates

And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation

A vicious war-faring theatre testing out illegal biological weapons of mass obliteration
Never-endingly contaminating soil, polluting air and vitiating water: the vile bi-product of a military occupation

And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation

Sporting a macabre subjugator’s rationale, its devastating wake causes profound environmental despoliation
A deluded violator so greatly engrossed in self deceit advances its self annihilation
And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation

Unremittingly the cloak of desolation advances from hilltops to valleys, amidst desecration and plunder
In the fearful space of a brutal occupation the air, the water, the soil in profound desperation shudder
And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation

In concerted longing, the heart of every aggrieved element weeps tears of blood Conjoining in sorrowed unison as a great flood:
The aggrieved soil cried out with all its might echoing across infinite time
The befouled water cried out with all its might echoing across infinite time
The depressed air cried out with all its might echoing across infinite time

With patience infinite, transformational and regenerative, an aerated soil fertile and resolute re-configures its potency
With patience infinite, transformational and regenerative, a purified and thirst quenching water re-configures its potency
With patience infinite, transformational and regenerative, a fresh and inspired air re-configures its potency

Mourning furrows ploughed labouringly under brutal occupation bear witness to the pain and suffering of a sickened core
While steadfastly affirming in vivo the great nurturer’s gifts: restorative virtues of an enduring healing lore

And the mournful stones cry no more

In concerted longing, the heart of every element ceases to shed tears of blood
Conjoining in resolute unity as a great flood:
From the hilltops, valleys to the sea, with inexhaustible reserves of strength, the soil, the water and the air as one affirm ‘we shall cry no more for we shall be ever free’


Soraya Boyd is Founder and CEO of Facilitate Global. She can be contacted at soraya.boyd@facilitateglobal.org.

see

“The Crime of the Century”: Napalm Use in Iraq by Felicity Arbuthnot

The Twinning: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention by Clive Hambidge

In Valiant Fortitude by Soraya Boyd

The Belligerent Occupier by Soraya Boyd

In Memory Of A People With A Land by Soraya Boyd

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3 Responses

  1. […] And The Land Cried Tears of Blood by Soraya Boyd […]

  2. Desolation, biocide and cruelty that breaks your heart. The only solution is pre-emptive prevention under enforceable international law, and judicious permaculture bioremediation ~ see Geoff Lawton’s work.

    RT are currently running an incredibly poignant Israeli documentary about rubbish pickers in Hebron “Good garbage…”

  3. This is an intensely engaging elegy, a longing for a past that has eluded but can be reclaimed.

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