#GazaBlackout and Us

A blackout
Started at Iftar
Has lasted for fifteen hours
I thought it would go soon later
But it never did
 
Fifteen hours without you
The carrier was down
And I couldn’t call
The Internet was down
And I couldn’t chat to you
 
For fifteen hours
I was burning inside
And the power cut
Made it from bad to worse
 
For fifteen hours
You crossed my mind
For fifteen hours
I yearned for you
 
Fifteen hours felt like centuries
You were on a side and
I was on the other
A moon shining so bright
And a million stars filled the sky
 
I looked up and gazed
I could see your pretty face
Reflected on the moon
It ached my heart yes
But I know we’ll meet soon
 
Nader K.

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About Nader Elkhuzundar

Nader Elkhuzundar is a commentator on Palestinian affairs and Co-founder of Beyond Compromise (www.beyondcompromise.com). Elkhuzundar occasionally freelances for The Guardian, International Business Times, and others. He's a social media enthusiast and tech savvy with particular interest in new technologies and analytics, and enjoys reading over Arabic coffee and dark chocolate.
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8 Responses to #GazaBlackout and Us

  1. sajida smiles says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Lovely!

  2. Jess P says:

    A very sweet story. The repetition really helped the momentum.

  3. palestine says:

    lucky her !

  4. Falastiniyeh says:

    awww , very nice!

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