Let’s talk

Let’s talk
poem by Samah Sabawi

Let’s talk
Let’s negotiate
Let’s have a conference, a summit, a debate
A multifaith dialogue to eliminate hate
They’ll call us men of peace
And after our love fest
We can issue a joint release
Of how we talk.

 
Let’s talk
But not about ethnic cleansing
Forget Deir Yassin
Don’t speak of apartheid
Or the destruction of Jennin
Be blind to the pain in Gaza
The hunger, the disease
The rubble, the fires
The uprooted trees
Sewerage floods and darkness
Drones and the Siege
Most of all
DON’T MENTION THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES
When we talk.

 
Let’s talk
Let our words float in the air
Devoid of meaning or clarity
We’ll establish our own facts on the ground
And you will be paid your salary
Never before has talking of peace
Caused so much damage and agony
Yet still we talk.

 
So let’s talk
let’s negotiate
We can have a conference, a summit, a debate
A multifaith dialogue to eliminate hate
We’ll shake hands and smile
And make the six o’clock news
For supporting the peace process
Between Arabs and Jews
And we will only talk.

 
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” …Martin Luther King

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