"A Little Piece of Ground"
Poem One; Published
What else could we do, for the doors were guarded,
What else could we do, for they had imprisioned us,
What else could we do, for the streets were forbidden us,
What else could we do, for the town was asleep?
What else could we do, for she hungered and thirsted,
What else could we do, for we were defenceless,
What else could we do, for night had descended,
What else could we do, for we were in love?
Poem Two; Published
Palestine shall be free...
Jerusalem shall be ours again.
Together we shall walk it's alleyways,
And we will smell it's scented air.
Soon we will pray under
Al Aqsa's dome,
When we overcome...
Palestine shall overcome."
Poem Three; Published
Your favorite chair
Is vacant now...
No eager purrs to greet me.
No softly padded paws to run
Ecstatically to meet me.
No coaxing rubs
Nor plaintive cry
Will say it's time for feeding.
I've put away your bowl,
And all the things
You won't be needing;
But I will miss you little friend.
For I could never measure
The happiness you brought me,
The comfort and the pleasure.
And since god put you
Here to share
In earthly joy and sorrow;
I'm sure there'll be
A place for you in
Heaven's bright tomorrow!
-Alice E. Chase
Poem Four; Unpublished
I run for the car (a) - rhyme scheme, throughout the whole poem
My heart races (b)
I could be put behind bars (a)
With the countless chases (b)
I jump in the car for safety (c) -stanza
I pray that they didn't see me
I wasn't stealthy like a mouse - simile
There was no food that I could see
This is when I wish I was in my house
Apparently I'm staying for the night
When I wake up early
I see the kittens playing
Before I saw them I was surly
And I realized I would be staying
I would be staying in the car for safety
I peek out to take a look
And the gun stares at me from 50 feet away -personification
Soldiers are hiding in a nook
I am afraid I might just stay and decay
Apparently I'm staying for the night - repetition
Poem Five; Unpublished