The following anti-war poems were written by Palestinians or about Palestine and are aimed to help encourage peace in the Middle East and raise awareness of the plight of Palestinians.

Snatched and flung in hell and beyond,
His innocence shafted, his childhood gone.

My Keffiyeh will not be fondled by moths! It is no ordinary tablecloth!
It is freedom, lovely, in her chequers.

I was walking in my holy land
Flying like an innocent bird
And dreaming of my freedom
But surrounded with devils.

Inside your dark cell 
The place is like a hell 
Where you stay alone 
Count day after day 

Gaza, habibti keep standing
by flowers hugging the Moon
and life forever.

​And the seas and rivers and trees whistled the melody of freedom

Palestinian olympic swimmer

You are no stranger to the Olympics,
an endurance runner you are
on the roots of olive trees

A human cry
on the wind
Reaches high
A human cry

Her first born child
Pressed and dressed
against her breast.

Lie here with me
and hear my song
Of love and loss
Of dreadful wrong


Knowing that such will obviously flay
The skin from flesh of children who have fled
From homes you phoned to say, “Go! Run away!

In memory of Ali Dawabsheh, an 18 month old Palestinian child burnt to
death in his sleep in July 2015 by illegal Israeli settlers.

I have seen
the invisible
heard the inaudible
eaten the inedible and
lived the unliveable.

Charity for Peace in the Middle East