Nakba Poem by Michael R. Burch – Epitaph for a Child of Gaza

Dear Readers,

we have already published the interview with the poet Michael R. Burch.

Today we would like to start the publication of a couple of very nice NAKBA poems.

As you know, ProMosaik e.V. stands for human rights, and for peace. Remembering victims of genocide is a fundamental engagement to avoid new wars, and to work for a culture of peace and non-violence in society.

Here a very small poems, which shows us the catastrophic aspect of the Palestinian genocide.

Here you can read the interpretation by the author himself:

This poem has been taught in classes and study groups from time to time,
and even young children seem to “get” the poem and have said that it
made them think. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that when we sow injustice we
will reap the whirlwind. This poem was written with that prophecy in mind.


Epitaph for a Child of Gaza

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.