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Israeli State Terrorism Goosesteps on Palestine

Israeli State Terrorism Goosesteps on Palestine


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Oblivious to public opinion
Israel Defense Forces
Blamed the victims
For inciting their own
Destruction the advance
Guard of children who
Led thousands to protest
Demolition of their homes
Their lives their dreams
They were placed
In a giant flower cooler
A dark cavernous
Blood soaked crater
Of lost childhood
Wrapped in shrouds
Shielding the exit
Wounds from public
Gaze all in a dazed
Work for Israel's
Greater security
Lost in the fog
Of endless war

Shrapnel spilled
In a bewildering
Array across the vast
Expanse between IDF
Waiting to proceed
And the raw carnage
Victory of retaliation
Men carried little boys
Guts spilling out
Onto the rubble wreckage
Of their worst nightmare
Come true buckets
Of water washed
The remains of ancient
Bloodlines off the tiles
Into the gutter

Gaza Strip is a quagmire
Proud Israel laments
A drain on public funds
Spent to annihilate
The riff-raff of Rafah
Struggling for freedom
The book of accounts
Tallied the toll
On the messianic
Pioneers vs. 1.3 million
Gaza Strip Terrorists
In waiting breeding
More to take their place
Therefore it is ordered
That all males 16 years
And older be gathered
In the Rafah neighborhood
Of Tel Sultan's Al Amariya
School a mass round-up
Shoot-up as youths
Stepped onto the streets
School games
Include torture
By tank and bulldozer
Racing at them
Sniper fire tag
House to house
Searches gathered
Forth truants
As the Israeli
Military waits
Further orders
For execution


Israeli soldiers
Camouflaged
In Palestinian
Vehicles planted
Alibis and illusion
Along the way as IDF
Picked off the flower
Of Palestine's youth
And their fathers
Brothers, uncles
Grandfathers
"Life equals death,
For all of us," a doctor
Sighed equal blame
But unequal Force
As the mightiest military
In the Middle East
Blasts its way
Night and day
Carving out
Palestine
Into a Tomb

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