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Palestinian Time Behind Us

Harrowing shifts placating Palestinian patients Awkwardly healing bones, injuries war caused Comfort we gave seemed severely insufficient Soul mates meeting among pain, implausible Crutch hobbling boy with copious haphazard grin Caught both our hearts, we smuggled him chocolate You took every free chance to sit and joke with him Your easy demeanor is medicine, patients responded Images of rubble sifting shadow-faced citizens Inescapable magnitude replayed, dream tethered Impact we made upon fractured limbs and spirits Told us each smile gained was worthy endeavour I've speculated our distance pronounced our parallels A far, foreign land artificially grew our new love found Strongest logic shows me your benevolence plentiful Desire stunned us, despite draped shapeless gowns A year improvising in Gaza's limping hospice system Threatened to take my buoyancy amongst its tragedy Compassion you dealt exposed a myriad of wisdom Guardians of burden bandaged turmoil's inched recovery Excitement of moving in together, calm logic forgotten Several short weeks after Gaza, shared goals discussed A jubilant wedding, white gown without tie backed cotton Box pile totems, future unpacked together, a time for us 17th August 2020 JCB Burl, Sponsor Contest, 'A Time For Us'

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Date: 9/9/2020 12:29:00 AM
Lovely poem and you have through this love poem uncovered the human suffering that is in the backdrop! very cleverly done!! I have a soft corner for the parts in the world that are suffering because of the selfishness and arrogance of the powerful nations! Sigrid A Fave!
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 9/9/2020 1:12:00 AM
You're a dear! .... Thank you so much, Krish. Yes, big budgets go to nation's heads. Hearts are after thoughts....
Date: 8/27/2020 2:27:00 PM
It's a great, tragic piece!! Congratulations, Sigrid, on your top win
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 8/27/2020 3:24:00 PM
Dude! Thanks, Newton!
Date: 8/27/2020 12:34:00 PM
You have a powerful poetic style, Sigrid. Dabbing staccato phrases like Van Gogh piecing together a masterpiece. I had a similar overseas experience. Something about the air in a foreign place. Congratulations on your #1 win with this poem of love formed in a tragic backdrop. ~ John
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 8/27/2020 1:25:00 PM
I can imagine you were a dedicated missionary, John. Will hopefully uncover a clue in your poems. Thanks for stopping in.
Date: 8/27/2020 9:26:00 AM
Lovely poem Sigrid.. congrats on your TOP win.
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 8/27/2020 1:23:00 PM
Thank you
Date: 8/18/2020 6:35:00 PM
Good to know some happiness can arise from that tragic place!
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Sigrid Ermine
Date: 8/18/2020 8:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, Beth. This poem is not from my experience. Massive respect for brave folk who work in these conditions. Australians (other nations too probably) nursing the victims.