Against the Darkness by Dave Rendle

I am not a silent poet

Darkness surrounds the lives,

Of the people of Gaza,

But the echo of dignity sizzles and sustains,

Under times heavy burden,

The struggling flame of resilence  never fades.

The sorrow of existence,

Now well tended,

Comfort found huddled in ruins,

Under starry sky’s,

Where shadows meet endurance,

To ignite hearts, minds and blood.

Among the cracks and dust,

Strains of hope refuse to die,

Pavements littered with citrus scent,

Allow imprisoned people to remain free,

And with touch and words,

In this hard place, pride is shared,

Freedoms light still growing strong.

The hourglass delivers comfort,

Against the darkness, light shines,

People find ways to survive,

That allows thoughts to persist,

Laughter and kindness to rise,

In togetherness dignity stands proud,

Against the darkness of oppression,

Currents of resistance never fade.

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