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Contradictions of a Painting by Batoul Al Skafi

Gaza is the strangest painting ever

Love and War have met in it

And Pain and Hope have met with a strange attraction

In it, greet dreams meet with short days in perfect harmony

And blood merges with the colour of roses

Its sky is grey, adorned with bullets

High rising buildings next to rubbles of Ash and Stones

Next to it, the children with messy hair, dusty skin and dusty clothes would sit

Painting the bright dream of tomorrow

Their hearts silently playing the national anthem.