Read the poem. See the video.

If you could imagine

Your teenage girl in prison

In a jail far away without charges

For four days

Because she dared to try to save

a few things

from the bulldozer,

if you could demolish a home

while people screamed –

and smile,

“all in a days’ work,”

If you could see the place now

Looking at the remains of a family dwelling after a demolition

The tent poles bent

Into crosses

On the ground

you could understand

this absurd and tragic place.

And then

Maybe you could explain it

To me.

See the VIDEO by Operation Dove about the demolition at Um Fagara; it will break your heart.

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