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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: M. Shahin "Your war drum ain't louder than this breath."


Peace Globe Day brought forth poetry and convictions from people of all creeds and religions. As I've said before, anyone with a heart for peace and a positive message is welcome to participate. M. Shahin who writes Gently Into The Night quoted from the Quran and on that day I found these beautiful words in her sidebar. Take a moment to read them......It's called
WHAT I WILL by Suheir Hammad

I will notdance to your wardrum. I willnot lend my soul normy bones to your wardrum. I will not dance to your beating. I know that beat. It is lifeless. I know intimately that skin you are hitting. It was alive once hunted stolen stretched. I will not dance to your drummed up war. I will not pop spin beak for you. Iwill not hate for you or even hate you. I will not kill for you. EspeciallyI will not die for you. I will not mourn the dead with murder nor suicide. I will not side with you nor dance to bombs because everyone else is dancing. Everyone can be wrong. Life is a right not collateral or casual. I will not forget where I come from. Iwill craft my own drum. Gather my beloved near and our chanting will be dancing. Our humming will be drumming.
I will not be played. Iwill not lend my name nor my rhythm to your beat. I will dance and resist and dance and persist and dance. This heartbeat is louder than death. Your war drum ain't louder than this breath.
- Suheir Hammad

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