A Rose For Gaza – Author Lynn White

Rose

Gaza is a garden full of roses.
Stone roses.
Rock roses.
No petals to crush and bruise
to release their fragrance.
Only dust.
Dust and the stench
of death.
No green space left.
No sweet tranquility,
peace or quiet.
No escape.
No garden of Eden here.
No gateway to paradise.
Rubble and rock roses.
So I shall plant a rose for Gaza
in my green space,
in my tranquil garden.
I won’t bruise it,
just gently sniff it’s fragrance
and hope that one day
fragrant roses will bloom again
in the garden of Gaza.
What else can I do?
© Lynn White
Excerpt from the book “Divided Lines”
100% of all proceeds from this book are being donated to the
“Starving Artist Fund” to assist writers in becoming published authors. Support a writer today!
Photo Credit: © Raja Williams


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