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Poem: Deadly Sun Illuminates Israeli Blue Moon

Deadly Sun Illuminates Israeli Blue Moon

By Genevieve Cora Fraser

The sad sun rose
Red waiting
Deadly developments
As settlers fought
With their tongues
To a gold plated
Made for television
Suffering so intense
Hearts in tatters
Wept enraptured
By the exhibition
History in the making
Jews evicting Jews
From one promised
Land to another
8,000 would-be
Martyrs sold out
By Israeli politicians
Bowing to political
Pressure to posture
The Sacrifice
For the eyes of the world
To silence critics
As the final
Curtain is lowered
On the 38 year
Brutal Gaza Occupation
The applause
For their painful
Drowned out the million
Plus Gaza souls tormented
Daily humiliation
No house spared
The Black Death
Bred by military
Settler subsidies
A belief in entitlement
That justified
Routine shooting
At children throwing
Rocks as bulldozers
Bowled over their homes
In a crazed rubble
Lives lived
Under helicopter
Apache fighter
Jets screamed
Strafing and bombing
Resistance condemned
As tanks set-up
Adjacent elementary
Fired upon
School children
With back packs
And lunch boxes
Gunned down
Farmers walled out
From ancestral lands
Harvests rotted
Property abandoned
At gunpoint
Claimed as Israeli officials
Laughed up their sleeves
Israeli policies police
As the clock ticks
The countdown
To a walled non-existence
Denied subsistence
A million plus
Into a dead end
Encircled by concrete
An electrified
Barbed wire
Observation towers
Guns positioned
Gaza is Palestine
Palestine is Gaza
To be thrice
By a colossal serpentine
An engorged
Barrier to life
As Bashar Fakgri al Kadri,
Twenty-three, a student
Returning from Al Najah
University in Nablus
Was detained
For amusement
At a checkpoint
Israeli soldiers
Dug a deep hole
Lowered him
Into a grave
To their satisfaction
As the August heat
Under the blazing
Sun scorched
Flesh and blood
He ceased
As the once
In a lifetime
Israeli Blue Moon
Rose like Blue
Suffocated Palestine
As surgical
Out the Arab heart
From Jerusalem
Carve up
The body
Of the West Bank
For Jews-only


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