Friday, July 18, 2014

Palestine

 
smoke from burning tires
clouds the summer sky
the street a river
of bottles old food
used toilet paper
raw sewage and blood
 
three families sleep
in one room share one
bath one cold kitchen
one bare yard the smell
of perspiration
salted with dread
 
Zionist settlers
build a wall depress
a population
with economic
servitude hatred
humiliation
desperation death
 
soldiers with machine
guns tanks grenades gas
comb ghetto alleys
for children with stones
little boys with sticks
moms with wooden spoons
 
families fight back
with homemade weapons
rebels dig tunnels
martyr themselves as
modern explosives
made in USA
rain on tenements
 
settler zealots
"God's Chosen People"
bulldoze ghetto streets
withhold water and
electricity
murder fathers jail
teens assault children
 
as world media
reports terrorists
attacked innocent
settlers who were
fishing for salmon
in West Bank streams and
Gaza lakes today
 
smoke from burning tires
clouds the summer sky
the street a river
of bottles old food
used toilet paper
raw sewage and blood
 
Hanthala
a symbol of the Palestinian resistance
sticker affixed to a Doha car window
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