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Poem: Lebanese Al Nakba Or Israel's Undoing?

Lebanese Al Nakba Or Israel's Undoing?


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Beneath the rubble
Of the land
That would be
Known as part
Of the New
Middle East
Imposed
By Condi Rice
Imperial Forces
Of the Neo Con
Artists of the United
States of America's
Zionist Administration
Energy interests
And its shadow
Government Israel
Is Lebanon resisting

Cedar shorn but vibrant
With cluster bombs
Guided missiles
And other weapons
Of mass destruction
Determined to stamp
Out the Resistance
Born of blood spilled
From Occupation
Civil War
Refugees
From Al Nakba
Encamped waiting
For salvation
Born of agony and loss
The ancestral lands
Of Lebanon are not ready
For the plucking
Yet again
Israel cloaks her malevolence
In apologies massacres
Not intended but sanctioned
And executed funneled
Weapons from Massachusetts
Seattle and Florida munitions

Signed by Israeli school
Children determined
To press the cause of bloodshed
To the enemy who will not die
Lebanon is Neo Born
United Christian
Muslim and Druze meet
As brothers and sisters
In arms digging in
Refusing to accept
The yoke so recently cast off
Once again imposed
United with Hizbullah
And their Arab and Muslim
Brothers across the globe
Seeing clearly despite the haze
Of war where the enemy
Positions himself amidst
The powers that be
Cloaked in diplomacy
So secret it defies
Detection the world's
Hunger for justice
Unmet once again
As corporate powers
Deliver oil pipelines
Links from the Caspian
Sea to the Eastern
Mediterranean
Past Syria and Lebanon
To Israel

Imperial Forces
Join forces
To subdue the people
Cut-out from the action
Financial windfalls
Reborn from oppression
Free to Be
Lebanon's Resistance
Bears witness to Israel's

Brutality determined
To crush the Lebanese
Spirit Unbroken
Unbowed
As Israel assaults
An entire nation
Armed to the teeth
Alone amidst
The enemies
It's worked
So hard
To create
Israel screams
Out in victim-hood
Israel Has a Right
To Self Defense
But who will
Defend
Israel
From itself?

ENDS


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