I only Wish…That the Truth Has a Tongue
POETRY FORMAT, 23 Nov 2020
All your armies. All your fighters,
All your tanks and all your soldiers,
Against a boy holding a stone,
Standing there all alone,
In his eyes I see the sun,
In his smile I see the moon,
And I wonder I only wonder,
Who is weak and who is strong,
Who is right and who is wrong,
And I wish — I only wish,
That the truth has a tongue.
Mazin Qumsiyeh, associate professor of genetics and director of cytogenetic services at Yale University School of Medicine, is founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-president of the Middle East Genetics Association. He won the Raymond Jallow Activism Award from the national Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. He is co-founder and national treasurer of Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and has written extensively about the Middle East. Qumsiyeh is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, author of Sharing the Land of Canaan and Popular Resistance in Palestine, a professor at Bethlehem University and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem. http://palestinenature.org
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