Remembering a 15 Year Old Palestinian Woman in Prison
Chained to the Bed Springs
She Had Refused to Stop Singing

Marilyn Buck

[This poem is read by Vini BhansaliMP3 of this poem]

chained for singing
clear minor notes
still her song soars

women sing songs
lullabies lovesongs
blues songs
chants of exiled lives
and martyrs’ death

voices search out sounds
not yet noted on bars
not yet ordered on scales

to bring down walls
to raise Palestine, free

Summer 1988

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