Poets logo

In our thousands, in our millions.

Long live the student intifada.

By BellePublished 28 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read
3
Vanessamdesigns on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/C6mlggBvRdV/?epik=dj0yJnU9c1FaOGd4Zkl1UWRoRVk0dDlqVGpRc0FSNmZsZXpWYWsmcD0wJm49TEtMblhYa3J4VFRUakZ2aC1MRjAzZyZ0PUFBQUFBR1pNUExj

Rubber and pepper

Bullets designed to deter

But we keep pushing

Teargas and batons

To choke and beat us away

Won't break our spirits

Professors and staff

Scream do not hurt our students

But you keep going

And we are still here

Protests for innocent lives

Crying our demands

We cannot just watch

Now nearly forty thousand

Die while complicit

So we shout and cheer

For you to disclose, divest

Leave your excuses

So call the police

On our peaceful encampments

We will not stop till

GAZA IS FREE.

Free Palestine.

Long live the student intifada.

In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians.

This is an issue that deserves much more attention. I have been wanting to create something addressing the student encampments on campuses across North America. After reading Kenny Penn's "From the River to the Sea," I felt greatly inspired.

Students have been asking their universities and institutions to divest from companies that support the ongoing genocide in Palestine. This is a small part of the fight, but one that has shown the true colours and hypocrisy of many university presidents/administrators, as they promote freedom and equality, with countless land acknowledgments, while remaining complicit in ethnic cleansing.

These protests have been peaceful, nonviolent, and safe, but have been met with police brutality and violence.

Gaza is currently closed off from the outside world. Israel has closed its border into Egypt. Rafah was the last real safe zone, and now it is being bombed, with 1.4 million people seeking refuge there.

May God grant them mercy and ease their pain.

slam poetrysocial commentaryheartbreakHaiku
3

About the Creator

Belle

I host unofficial challenges and enjoy writing microfiction and poetry.

ALL EYES ON RAFAH. 35k+ murdered in Palestine. 80k+ injured. 25k orphaned. ~10k missing/under rubble.

Top Stories:

2023 - SEPT

2024 - MAY | MAY | MAY | MAY | MAY | JUNE

Reader insights

Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

Top insight

  1. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

Add your insights

Comments (3)

Sign in to comment
  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran27 days ago

    I wish I had the power to stop all this 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • angela hepworth28 days ago

    Beautiful work and sentiment, Belle. Sending all the love and hopes in the world to the people of Rafah ♥️ I can only hope the bloodshed will stop soon.

  • Nice Poem, love this

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.