I thought of Gaza when I read this poem Muhammad Ali read out to black college students in segregated America in the 60s…enjoy:
Why are we called Negroes?
Why are we deaf, dumb and blind?
Why is everybody making progress?
And yet we lag so far behind?
Why are we mistreated?
Why are we in this condition?
Stripped of our name
Our God and our religion
Here in America
All of our religious training has been gotten by the preacher
He has told us of a heaven
Way up in the sky
That we can’t enjoy now
But rather after we die
But all the years that we have been living
For us theres nothing but hell
Pain, torture and misgivings
Yet the bible speaks of a heaven
Filled with material luxuries
Which the white man and the preacher
Have right here so we see
So my friends, take it for what it is worth
Your heaven and your hell are right here on this earth
carry the message
we will make it stick
we will make it work
cannot express how much i have enjoyed reading your blog, so glad i stumbled upon it. please keep up the good work!
Thank you Aya! Means a lot
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