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Seeking shelter,

Gaza's population seeks shelter from blanket Israeli attacks

By Naveed Published 3 months ago 1 min read
War Diary

Seeking shelter,

Where have you disappeared?

A quest for refuge,

Yet none to be found,

Enveloped it shall be,

You, near and distant,

From the southern bounds

To the northern expanse,

From north to south,

Digging tirelessly,

The same you remain,

Here or there,

In pursuit of sanctuary,

Ventured away,

So realize,

Left behind—

A trace, once tethered to the earth,

No refuge abides.

I want to just say, "Thank you," if you are still reading so... Thank you. I know this is kind of rambling at this point. It means a lot if you are willing to read this and maybe even some of my other pieces, especially the ones that I ended up linking in this piece. I want to add an even bigger thank you to some of my friends that write on Vocal and read (and sometimes heart) my pieces. It means so much to me.

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  • Amy Black2 months ago

    A heart-wrenching truth. Thank you!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    AH Naveed. Why is there still a need for the innocent to pay the price for such wars. Why are the narcissists still in power, not caring about others. Your words are hitting so close to home for everyone. Blessings and prayers for all those who are suffering.

  • Kendall Defoe 3 months ago

    Needs to be read and heard...

  • Catherine Nyomenda3 months ago

    Always in my prayers.

  • Miss Shamim Akhtar3 months ago

    True depiction. You may read my story if you like.

  • Lana V Lynx3 months ago

    It's horrible what civilians have to go through in wars.

  • Tressa Rose3 months ago

    This was very touching, my heart goes out to them.

  • JBaz3 months ago

    You said it all and then some. So hard for us to fathom this happening. Beautifully written

  • Elaine Sihera3 months ago

    Great writing, Naveed, on a topic that echoes the brutality and bewilderment of mindless violence. One that needs to be aired, needs to covered, needs to be exposed! "Left behind— A trace, once tethered to the earth, No refuge abides." What can one say about this ending which is so apt, so sad, and so very true?

  • Miss Shamim Akhtar3 months ago

    Wonderful Writing!

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Wonderful writing! Such a sad topic! Praying 4 those affected...

  • Denise E Lindquist3 months ago

    Thank you for sharing! How devastating for people to have to experience that! I know my ancestors went through something similar! I'm sorry! ❤️

  • Global shows3 months ago

    I really enjoy your story keep it up

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