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Genevieve Cora Fraser Poem: Israel Rules

Israel Rules


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Israel is a settlement
State of unsettling
Proportions
Swelling
At an unprecedented
Rate executing
A monstrous
Occupation
Israel stretches and expands
As her might cuts deep
In the heart of Palestine's
Territory
Disregarding
International
Rule of law
Crying foul
While behaving
Most foully
Israel is a clever
State full of gall
Cunning in her scheming
Why settle for half
When you can take all
Seize the moment
Golden opportunities
Never wasted
Not a twinge
Of guilt, remorse
Or shame
No excuses
With the world
On the defensive
So easy to lift
Another village
Off the map
A cleansing here
A dusting there
Rubble homes
Shattered lives
Swept into oblivion
The Zionist quest
To have and hold
Marches on
In deadly pursuit
Of survival
Careering deep
And deeper
Into the heart
Of despair
The 1948 war
Once declared
Never ended
Settler squatters
Advance the guard
Dunam by dunam
They gain ground
Sacking and looting
Like plunders of old
An ancient ritual
Of conquest
Marches on
The net is flung
Wide
Trapped in its folds
The Israeli-only roads
Outposts and maze of the Wall
Captures its victims
Swallows them whole
The Hittites
Amorites
Canaanites
Perizzites, Hivites
And Jebusites
Palestinian Progeny
Cursed
Over hill and dale
Beyond the pale
The settler ethos
Expands
Kill them
Kill them
Women & Children too
All who aren't Jew
We must
The Lord G-d
Hath Command
In this Disney World
Biblical
Paid for by America
IDF shooting gallery
Fantasy Land

ENDS


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