Oppressed Souls

I stand on Mount Nebo as clouds gather around above,
In front of me lies this majestic, panoramic view
Biblical places of Jericho and Jerusalem
And immersed myself in a contemplative mood.

This mystic revelry brought me back,
To the time Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River
This Land of the Prophets where pilgrims often travel
In search for their lost souls, blessed by the spirit of the gods.

The arid, dry land now cries in deep agony,
Women and children and the weak in a miserable state
Where even water was denied to them by evil occupants
Bringing violence to a once peaceful birth land.

These walls built, witness to a thousand screams of protest and suffering,
From the hands of strangers who stripped them of their dignity
Prisoners captive in their own land, oppressed and enslaved by hunger,
With even the dry river beds they expressed no mercy.

“Give back Palestine to its people”, I can hear their pleas,
The Holy Land where many men walked and communed
Let them marvel again at its holy mountains and miraculous valleys,
Until freedom breathes calmness to their restless spirits.

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About Lizzy

I am a Professional Feature writer/Creative Writer/Journalist/Blogger/Published International Author/Poet from the Philippines in Asia. I believe my mission here on earth is to contribute and touch lives through my pen pushing. There are more than 60 poetry anthologies which I am a part of together with my foreign fellow poets from all over which includes 2 worldwide charities, the prestigious World Record Holder for Most Artists Contributing To An Anthology, "Live Life: The Daydreamers Journal for the benefit of the American Cancer Society (http://www.amazon.com/Live-Life-The-Daydreamers-Journal/dp/0615605907/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335368497&sr=8-3) and "Song of Sahel" a global charity for the children of the Sahel region in Africa (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0098N9MPO) and other upcoming international anthologies. My first international poetry book "Seasons of Emotions" by Destiny to Write Publications, UK was released January 7, 2013. You can buy paperback copies at : http://www.lulu.com/shop/elizabeth-castillo/seasons-of-emotions/paperback/product-20615522.html My second book "Inner Reflections of The Muse" - a collection of poetry, prose, articles and quotes will also be published this 2013. I am also a Contributing Editor for the monthly online magazine "Inner Child The Magazine" (http://www.innerchildmagazine.com/all-about-the-love.php) and a Columnist for another online magazine,"Winning Strategies Magazine" ( http://winningstrategiesmagazine.org/ and an Advisory Board Member of Reflection Magazine. I am a member of the American Authors Association (AAA) and PEN International. You can find my Goodreads Author Page at : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6869749.Elizabeth_E_Castillo

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