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Jerusalem- A Poetic Piece

Updated on November 10, 2012
The beautiful dome, "Qubit il Sakhra".
The beautiful dome, "Qubit il Sakhra".
An amazing view from the inside.
An amazing view from the inside.
An amazing view from the inside.
An amazing view from the inside.
An amazing view fom the inside.
An amazing view fom the inside.
Sweets sold in the outdoor markets in Jerusalem.
Sweets sold in the outdoor markets in Jerusalem.


I am blessed to say I have traveled overseas several times, and at such a young age. I have been to Jerusalem and visited the golden Dome, which we know as "Qubit il Sahkra" (or the Dome of the Rock). Coming from a fairly traditional Palestinian family, prayer has always played a part in my upbringing. However, nothing can quite compare to the feeling that rushes over you when you step foot into the sacred grounds of Jerusalem. It is so peaceful and serene. It gives off a feeling of safety, to just release all of your worries and let comfort wash over you.


Beauty is a just a word, until it is defined

Prayer is only a thought, until you get it into your mind

Visit the giant Gold Dome, and you will see

What you thought was just a site, has now become a reality

Ladies wrap a scarf gently around your head, and walk towards the door

For once you are inside the Dome, pain you will feel no more

Never have I witnessed this, truly a site so rare

Jerusalem is amazing, beauty is a word that cannot compare

I hope to one day revisit this unbelievable location and to introduce my child to its tranquility. Until then, I will keep it in my heart.

Have you ever visited an exotic place?

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    • Nora411 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Sweetie1- The dome is beyond amazing in person, absolutely breathtaking! Thank you once again for the vote and share :)

      Maheshpatwal- The architecture really is gorgeous. Thank you for your support!

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      8 years ago from MUMBAI

      Nora...... splendid architecture of the dome makes it so much beautiful.

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      8 years ago from India

      Very Beautiful dome. Looks like middle age Islamic architecture. Loved checking the pictures. voting it up and sharing.

    • Nora411 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Yes it truly is an incredible place! I hope you make the journey one day. Thank you for reading :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      I would love to visit Jerusalem some day. It holds so much beauty, history and interest for me. Loved your sharing from your personal experience, you mom as well.

    • Nora411 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Haha, Thank you for the votes! I really appreciate your enthusiasm IntegrityYes!!

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      8 years ago

      I need serenity! That is so good and peaceful. OOH,Nora! HAH-HAH! I voted up.

    • Nora411 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Thank you so much epigramman. I had a feeling of absolute serenity when I visited, and that feeling has lingered. I'm glad you could feel it through my words :)

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      8 years ago

      ..well you really took me away to a time and a place and it had everything to do with the 'feeling' in your words and how you made me feel when reading them - hubbravo to you my friend and sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 4:20pm

    • Nora411 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Thank you Tareq! I just write what's in my heart. Glad you enjoyed it!!

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      8 years ago

      I love it how do u do it !

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      8 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Shiningirisheyes- Thank you so much, the poem came from a special place. Just looking back at pictures I was inspired!

      MarleneB- Thank you! I absolutely reccommend everyone to make the trip!

      Christy- Thank you for your kind words! The photos come from an amazing place!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A beautiful tribute to a place you have travelled. The photos are lovely in addition to the poem.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      8 years ago from USA

      Your poem is beautiful and brings a feeling of peace. I can only imagine how marvelous it was to be in Jerusalem.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      8 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Such an amazing and awesome land to have visited. The photos of the dome are wonderful, especially the sweets! Your perfectly penned poem is a nice compliment to the article.

      Thanks you for taking me on a fantastic journey. I look forward to me.


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