Sep 29 Time for New Voices, New Stories of Peace

ECCLESIASTES FOR GAZA 2008

There is a time for old voices and old stories, and
There is a time for new voices and new stories.
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There is a time for the past and all its glories, and
There is a time for the future and all its dreams.

There is a time for fighting and holding true to the tradition, and
There is a time for peace, for betraying all that stands in the way of what could be.

There is a time for being right, for being true, and
There is a time when being right is to be irrelevant, and
When being true is to be a liar.

There is a time, and
then, and
then…
there is no more “time”

And then, and
then…
There is no more “there is.”

The solitary “a” that remains
accuses us, as if to say
Too late,
Too little, and
Too bad.

Ariel  Phoenix  1943 Dresden