It's not my Fault
It’s not my fault, it’s not my fault they took your grandfather’s land.
Had they asked me I would have said no. But that was long before I was born,
and even if I were alive then, no one would have asked me.
You think someone would have asked me? Look at me.
I was born into my life, into a fait accompli, I have no control over the past,
nor do I have much control over the present.
I hardly have control over my life, it makes most of the decisions for me.
I was born into this great big fait accompli and I know no other reality,
but I love you, not because I’m scared or because I have no choice
or because you are part of my reality.
But because I love you and I don’t care about history nor the broadcasting authority
nor the stories, the stories I can’t change. But I promise I will study you,
your language, so I can watch the movies you watch, listen to your music,
so that we can dance together,
and thus perhaps there will come a time when we will be able
to see a theater play without translation to a third language.
written by Shredy Jabarin