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Cora Fraser: Israeli Isolation Wall Ensnares Jews

Israeli Isolation Wall Ensnares Jews


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Land locked
Within the towering
Weight of the Wall
Gated by Israeli
Offensive Forces
Shutting out
Hope of peace
Light of reason
Winds of change
Upon the Sacred earth
Gentle Shepherd's
Tend their flocks
Coveted
As ancient as Able's
Slaughter by Cain
Is Israel's occupation
Of Palestine
Thousands of facts
Grounded
In avarice
Grind away
At the Holy Land's
Native people
Sacrificial lambs
Slaughtered
For settlements
Extravagant
With wasted water
Wasted rhetoric
Wasted time
Fawning over passages
Less illuminating
Than illustrating
The folly of pretence
Straddled in cruelty
In total disregard
Of fellow humans
Crushed by naked
Arrogance
Pitiless
Ruthless
Delusions of supremacy
Reduce homes
And lives
To a trash heap
Existence
In a pained passage
To greater wisdom
Palestinian needs
Are left unmet
Denied legitimacy
Pushed aside
By the interloper
Refusing to share
Despite Torah
Warnings
Uttered by True
Torah Jews
Anguished
Humiliated
By Zionist
Cupidity
When security
Is based
On hostility
Hatred
Ensnares
Fear fondles
The heartstrings
Mocks
Within the angst
Of anger
Lies the trap
A new testament
Without salvation
For Jews only
Isolation
Entombs
Snakes and encircles
Blocks
All roads
To freedom
And Peace

ENDS

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