Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Arafat's Shadow Flickers in Sharon's Netherworld

Arafat's Shadow Flickers in Sharon's Netherworld


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

In the shadow world of ghostly visions Arafat
Flickers in the netherworld of Sharon's damaged
Brain that once breathed power and exhaled dominance
Now sequestered, impounded in a comatose
Veil the concentrated power powerless
To move
Master manipulator
He played the powers of the world
Like marionettes
The blood red curtain is now drawn
The box set collapsed upon itself
Like his brain cells
Chocked with hemorrhage
Swollen undulations
Gray matter turned morbid
Decayed inert reflections

Has his spirit fled
The body rotated
To avoid bedsores

Has he sped toward the light
But been thrust back
Into the darkness
Of his deeds
Massacres of Palestinians
Shabra and Chatila
Palestine was a sadist's playground
Cruelty refined fine-tuned
Peace with Palestine
Maneuvered into a ruble state
Bequeathed horror
On the roadmap
Rivers run red
Fighter jet flights in the night
Guided missiles by day
Tanks blasted
As they ground down streets
Helicopters hovered rained bullets
Snipers encamped
School grounds militarized
Terrorized
Settlers as proteges
Grab and snatch
Homes, water, fields, crops
Starvation in a walled up
Check-pointed existence
Attack attack attack
Distract distract distract

The downtrodden
Beneath the heel of his boot
…………………..Sharon relaxed
Coveted all he surveyed
Accumulated wealth
Lands the power of the unstoppable
Revered by his own
As a genius at the game
The onslaught of a stroke
Mismanaged echoes Arafat's
Demise Sharon's legacy
A foundation built in rubble
The Bulldozer
As he was called
Crushed pushed his great weight around
Terrorist he called those he sought to destroy
Projected his bloody sword
His depravity as their calling card
The media agreed
Too willing to victimize the victims

Sharon had passed his shelf life
His usefulness to the Power Elite
Broken by the scandals
His realpolitik return of Gaza
To seal it up
To slowly die
Misunderstood
Indictments were soon to follow
His power fed by the blood
Of his victims drowned
In the blood in his head

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Reese Erlich: Foreign Correspondent: U.S. Capitol Insurrection As Seen From Abroad

In the wake of the white nationalist mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol and Trump’s pending second impeachment, I contacted journalists and activists overseas to get an idea of how the rest of the world currently views us.... More>>


Ian Powell: Health Restructuring Threatens Patient Voice

The opportunity for public voice is vital for the effective functioning of New Zealand’s health system. Inevitably voice boils down to the accessibility quality of comprehensive healthcare services for patients both at an individual treatment and population health ... More>>


Boris Johnson At Sea: Coronavirus Confusion In The UK

The tide has been turning against UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Oafishly, he has managed to convert that tide into a deluge of dissatisfaction assisted by the gravitational pull of singular incompetence. Much of this is due to such errors of ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Encircling China And Praising India: The US Strategic Framework For The Indo-Pacific

The feeling from Rory Medcalf of the Australian National University was one of breathless wonder. “The US government,” he wrote in The Strategist , “has just classified one of its most secretive national security documents - its 2018 strategic framework ... More>>

The Conversation: The Numbers Suggest The Campaign For Cannabis Reform In NZ Will Outlive The Generations That Voted Against It

Like Brexit in the UK, cannabis reform in New Zealand fell into an age gap — given time, a second referendum would probably succeed. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog