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Genevieve Cora Fraser: Two Poems Of Palestine

Israel Slaughters Palestine


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Another day in Palestine
Executed under purgatorial
Skies cloudy with menace
Dark figures stalk
The roots that sprang
From Jesse's seed
Arms rigid as steel
Squeeze cold fingers
Executed in perfect
Obedience to Israeli Will

Blown away as a leaf blows
Away lost from its truck
Sudden explosion from its root
The stem remains
Gashed and gushing
Waif's head burst
From a slip of a boy
Indiscriminately chosen
By the Chosen ones
No longer
Bored by inaction

Predatory shadows
Mini-men mighty
With power armed
Creep along
A workshop wall

Apprehended
Workmen walk
Hands held high
A salute to the Heaven
From whence the Martyrs
Come they go
One by one by one
By one brought low

Bullets smash
Steel into skull
Brains into teeth
Pearls fly cast
Before the swine
Lips rip
A ruby spouted mist
Kissed the air
Like a prayer
Then down
Bodies drown
In a crimson water grave
Brothers by cowards splayed
By blood-sport soldier slaves
Who live to execute the brave
Palestinian men

************

Seeking God I Found Palestine


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Seeking God I found Palestine
Battered and bruised crossways the path
Weeping blood from gapping wounds
Crying for help and slipping fast

Ancient bloodlines seeped into rivers
As her yet proud head contorted in pain
Softly chanted epoch passages
Which reverberate still in hill and plain

Embodied in her Terra Sancta
Her people's misery is ours to claim
To broker the Peace
Which passes all understanding
Is to live as God's Children
And forever uphold His Name

**** ENDS ****

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