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The Rose

He bent down to tie his combat boots. When he stood back up, his frame was broader in the camouflage uniform. It transformed him into someone else. She felt momentary detachment from him. As if

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Hold my hand

You held my hand under the rain, but I let go. I let go and swirled lifting my head up and opening my mouth to taste the drops. The rain came down in a drizzle

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Gaza

Another New Year

  I can still remember the last time I got excited over New Years. There was still an amount of spark within me that hadn’t been killed yet. I’d scold my husband for his lack

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Gaza

Out There

They tell me it’s a vast world out there. That if I were to leave this place, I’d see for myself. That the lush green landscapes will stupefy me. That I can drive a car

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A New Friend

My hands shivered as I tread the trail deep in the forest. But you interlocked your fingers around mine and said not to be scared.  ‘Nature is our friend,’ you assured me. ‘It doesn’t hurt

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The Eternal Kiss

His forehead was warm,  Unlike the dead  His blood was still trickling down his divine face It had a fragrance Unknown to her She’d never smelt anything so heavenly She gently wiped some of it

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The Light above

Once I got to escape my besieged city for a few days.  The people outside have different facial features. The sun beams upon their faces making them shine and tickle with laughter. Their roads are

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Beauty

I’m glad we met before the world started leaving its marks on my face. I was young and vibrant. My concerns were little. My eyes sparkled with life, and energy permeated every cell within. Then

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Under the Sycamore Tree

I carved your name on the tree we sat under. Remember that November afternoon, the sun was just right. You held my hand and led me to the magnificent sycamore tree. We sat in its

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Heaven

The only thing that’s keeping me alive is knowing I’ll meet you in Heaven. That if I push the days and keep moving, I’ll eventually make it there. I’m on the journey to you. All

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