Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Poem: Palestinian Prisoners Brave On

Palestinian Prisoners Brave On


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Handcuffed, broken bones
Visible led to the court
To confront an Israeli judge
In support of brutal beatings
By prison wardens
He was just
Another Palestinian prisoner
One of thousands his story
Just another story shot at
As he squirmed face down
On the ground beaten
Bloody his hand broken
Repeatedly slammed
In a sadistic frenzy by Israeli
Jailors driven by his screams
80 days in Solitary
Confined to his thoughts
Followed by day break
To sunset interrogations
His hands and feet
Cuffed to the chair
Punched in the head and groin
The chair
Was shaken violently
As he screamed in agony
Hung from two doors
Swung open
To stretch him
Inquisition style
A Medieval torture
Rack could not be
More barbaric and cruel
But oh so ZioNazi
Brilliant in its
Execution
Ahmad Daraghmeh stands
Accused his frail face
And bony body broken
His crime - being born
A Palestinian caught
Resisting the daily
Torment inflicted
Endlessly by Israeli
Oppression
Fast for Ahmad
And the Palestinian
Prisoners Children
Mothers Fathers
Held by Israel
For further torture
Fast in solidarity
With the prisoners
Experience if only
For a day or two
The hunger induced
In Israeli prison cells
And the Concentration
Camp existence Israel
Has relegated
The People Native
To the Holy Land
To a Purgatorial
Existence close
To the Gates of Hell
Flung open wide
By Israel-Zionist Forces
Determined to push
The Palestinians in

*** ENDS ***

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO: