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Genevieve Cora Fraser: Portal to East Jerusalem

Portal to East Jerusalem


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

White sheets blow on apartment roof tops
Billowed sails in the morning sun
Street vendors unload harvest’s bounty
Carts clang along ancient stone
Framed in shadows
Within Jerusalem
Archways
Moments drop into infinity’s
Waters the eternal spring
That awakens life

As Iman pray
A call to answer
Sentry posts remain
Alert

1,000 Arabs await eviction
1,000 lives dislodged anew
Driven to extremes by Zionist
Planning to obliterate what
Is not themselves

Palestinian homes crushed
By bulldozers
Helpless
Before the enemy’s
Will
To wreck and cover
Genocidal intentions
To cleanse all that is Arabic
From Jerusalem’s hills

Only they
The Zionist Zealots
And the tourist traps
They seek to build
Are worthy
Tenants of Jerusalem’s
Sanctuary
Encased in cement walls
Hatred instilled

And the world
Yawns
As Christ
Is crucified
Again

Dreaded are
Zionist Zealots
Their Golden Calf
Glimmers
In the sun
As Palestinian lives
Are sacrificed on the altar
Blood drenched
Echoes of the past
Re-begun

Go in peace
As all crumbles
Jerusalem lives
Within you
Is of you
Still

Idolatrous worship
Will undo them

That which Muslims
Call Iman
Is in the heart
Of believers
Tranquil

Allah Knows
You are the Seed of Abraham
From which the nations of the earth
Shall be blessed

ENDS

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