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Poem: Jailors Jubilee as Israel Triumphs

Jailors Jubilee as Israel Triumphs

By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Raw as nerves
Exhales as Hamas
Withdraws its militants
Off Gaza streets
In a show of solidarity
Up against the Wall
Brace for another
Twist of Fate
Slated for execution
By Western Powers
Plotting their downfall
Banks closed to charity
Borders closed by hate
Palestine ancient and profound
Has evolved in stages
Through Wisdom’s Gate
Conquered and mandated
From pagan
To Hebrew, Christian
To Islam born anew
A ladder to the stars
Under which vast humanity
Dwells up against the Wall
Cast into Hell
Vestiges of civilization
Under virulent attack
Bent on Power’s
No clemency
Hearts of stone
As the Olive Tree
Grows nurtured
By rivulets of blood
So the Battle goes
Pitting hatred
Against love
Fascism on the rise
As Democracies fall
The line in the sand
Is Palestine
Israel the jailor

Has come to call


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