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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
Moments drop into infinity’s
Waters the eternal spring
That awakens life

As Iman pray
A call to answer
Sentry posts remain

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
Before the enemy’s
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
Encased in cement walls
Hatred instilled

And the world
As Christ
Is crucified

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

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

Idolatrous worship
Will undo them

That which Muslims
Call Iman
Is in the heart
Of believers

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


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