سلام שלום (Salam Shalom)

 
سلام שלום
 
 
 
I love this country,
فلسطين‎ or ארץ ישראל;
 
people with passion,
 
a great story to tell.
 
 
 
Rich in history,
مسلم and יהודי,
الله or השם‎,
 
God you can see.
 
 
 
Whose side to take,
عربي or ישראל,
 
with life at stake
 
we remain with family.
 
 
 
Yet is it possible
 
to think beyond our own,
 
to see all as equal people,
 
living in the same home;
 
can we achieve that dream –
 
peace –
سلام
-שלום?
 
 
 
This piece was written by Jonah Kruvant, in his series “Poems from the Past”, composed over his travels throughout the globe. Jonah wrote “Salam Shalom” while living in Israel shortly before the Gaza War.
 
For an audio recording of the poets’ reading, please click here: Reading of “Salam Shalom” by author Jonah Kruvant
 
 


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