Slam * Suheir Hammad – What I Will

Poets Speak Truth to Power.

Poets have the ability to REACH people in ways no one else can.

Suheir Hammad is just such a poet. She is Gifted and she is Driven.
The Slam I have chosen is about resistance to the Israeli war machine

and the occupation of Palestine.

This hits home for Suheir Hammad:

Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island.

(taken from her website)

Suheir Hammad

Here she is;

Suheir Hammad….

Peace…   Jen

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I know this is a controversial issue. We must talk about the hard stuff. We must.

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~ by Step On a Crack on April 16, 2012.

13 Responses to “Slam * Suheir Hammad – What I Will”

  1. Jen, i like the writing on the wall: “Speak the truth even if your voice shakes” AWESOME advice. Love, mel

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  2. Peace, not hate. Don’t want hate, won’t spread it.

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  3. Once again, my little bit of internet refuses to allow me to watch, but I love the photo and the message, and you!
    Debbie

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  4. Beautiful. Yes, we must speak about the hard stuff. So true, we must be the change we want to see in the world, as Gandhi said. We have so much to learn from one another and dialogue must be opened in a non-judgmental environment.

    (On a much lighter note, I’ve tagged you in Blogland Tag! Should you choose to accept the tag, simply click Bird’s post or copy & paste the questions from my link below.) It’s for fun, participation is optional. 🙂

    http://resilientheart.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/blogland-tag/

    Best to you today & always.

    Blessings, Love & Peace,
    RH

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    • Dear RH!

      Thank you for the TAG! I have been ‘absent’ here of late and look forward to catching up.

      I LOVE that quote by Gandhi! It is one of the most powerful quotes I have ever read. I agree; if we can learn to listen to one another we are so much closer to Peace; both within and without.

      Peace and Love to you my Friend!

      Jen

      Thank you for being here!

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      • You’re so very welcome, feel free to play if you wish, and if not, no worries there too. It’ is a busy time of the year with weather changing (in some places, LOL!) and the outdoors are calling.

        I am dreadfully behind reading blogs and I miss being here. I’m learning I have to limit my time because my brain fatigue. Wow. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…[sigh]

        Hugs to you dear heart! 🙂

        Blessings, Love & Peace,
        RH

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  5. fabulous.

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