Tawfiq Zayyad

(1929 –1994)

All I Have - Poem by Tawfiq Zayyad

I never carried a rifle
On my shoulder
Or pulled a trigger.
All I have
Is a flute's melody
A brush to paint my dreams,
A bottle of ink.
All I have
Is unshakeable faith
And an infinite love
For my people in pain.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 9, 2013

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