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G.C. Fraser: The Dogs of Israel Hunt Palestine

The Dogs of Israel Hunt Palestine


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

His leg stuck
Out beneath
The blanket
Wide eyes
Frightened
By the growl
Growing louder
Up the stairs
Terrorized
A child's scream
Tore the hearts
Of his parents
In the adjoining
Room soon filled
With panting Israeli
Soldiers chasing
Their quarry
The boys leg
Gnawed on
Bone raw
Exposed
Bloodied
Soldiers
Screamed
Orders
Threw the child's
Blanket to the floor
Dropped and dragged
Through the blood
The dog held
Tight until they released
The remote control
Choke collar
On the beast
Collared
His parents
The bloodied child
And dragged them
Down the stairs
To the waiting
Jeep and prison
Interrogations
A brother
Suspected
Of resisting
The irresistible
In Gaza
Israeli Forces
Of Terror
In the night
In the cold light
Of day the family
Faced prison's
Deadly clutch
Unless they collaborated
Or released
The bone
The brother's
Whereabouts
An old woman
Worn wore black
On the other side
Of the crater
Of the moon
In a West Bank
Village Israeli settlers
Backed by the IDF
Stalked
Her life
Stole
Her home
Riddled with bullets
Bulldozed for the land
By the Israeli
Dogs of war
Howling
For blood
Of the ancient
People
As their Holy
Land is torn
To shreds

*** ENDS ***

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