Mural of a Refugee


 

MURAL
OF A
REFUGEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PAVILION OF
 
J O R D A N
 
THE HOLY LAND
 
 
 
 

Artist's Rendering - Jordan Pavilion

Jordanian Clothing Display

AT THE

JORDAN PAVILION

YOU CAN VISIT:

THE HOLY LAND EXHIBIT
    A photographic survey of the Holy Places in Jordan.
CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION EXHIBIT
    An exhibit of the archaeological findings in Jordan. Of interest are the finds illustrating the evolution of lamps in history.
MODERN JORDAN
    Educational, Industrial and Economic Progress.
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS EXHIBIT
    The Dead Sea Scrolls which were uncovered as a result of the most sensational discovery of the century are at the Jordan Pavilion in New York.
THEATER
    Films about different aspects of the country will be shown.

SOURCE: Brochure: Mural of a Refugee - Pavilion of Jordan

Mural of a Refugee

Before you go,
Have you a minute to spare,
To hear a word on Palestine
And perhaps to help us right a wrong?
 
Ever since the birth of Christ
And later with the coming of Mohammed,
Christians, Jews and Moslems, believers
.....in one God,
Lived there in peaceful harmony.
 
For centuries it was so,
Until strangers from abroad,
Professing one thing, but underneath,
.....another,
Began buying up land and stirring up the
.....people.
 
Neighbors became enemies
And fought against each other,
The strangers, once thought terror's victims,
Became terror's fierce practioners.
 
Seeking peace at all costs, including the
.....cost of justice,
The blinded world, in solemn council, split
.....the land in two,
Tossing to one side
The right of self-determination.
 
What followed then perhaps you know.
Seeking to redress the wrong, our nearby
.....neighbors
Tried to help us in our cause,
And for reasons, not in their control, did not
.....succeed.
 
Today, there are a million of us,
Some like us, but many like my mother,
Wasting their lives in exiled misery
Waiting to go home.
 
But even now, to protect their gains ill-got,
As if the land was theirs and had the right,
They're threatening to disturb the Jordan's
.....course
And make the desert bloom with warriors.
 
And who's to stop them?
The world seems not to care, or is blinded
.....still.
That's why I'm glad you stopped
And heard the story.

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