Give me Justice and judge me by a jury of my peers
Who’ve experienced oppression, loss, and fears
Is it my lot in life to wallow in misery and sorrow?
All that is offered are promises that are hollow
My people seek only justice no less no more
And for that you unleash on us the dogs of war
Cast away the rhetoric and leaders of old
Their visions offer nothing to us and cannot be sold
Freedom, justice, and happiness in our life
Will surely put a final ending to this strife
Oh people of peace help us make a final stand
We don't want your pity, just a helping hand
May peace and justice reign forever in the Holy Land
Because this, after all, is what God intended in his command
Mike Odetalla was born December 1 1960 in Beit-Hanina in Jerusalem and has lived in the United States since 1969 where he was educated. He is a businessman with a wife and three children. An advocate for Palestinian rights, he has family, friends, a home and land there and is a frequent traveller to his homeland.