Yesterday I looked
Into the empty skull of a
Face intact, back of head
blown away, smashed, empty skull, no brains.
And Father, weeping, imploring
his son to come alive
And play with his favourite toy.
I saw a photo of a young girl
Her face pock marked with shrapnel wounds
A tear escaping her eye
As she died.
We don’t see these images in the West because
we are coddled and swaddled from
images that might upset our delicate/sensitive/fragile/exquisite
Tears for the Palestinian people
Washing away the silence of genocide
Israel: cossetted and armed
by the American military-industrial complex
because waging war on Palestinian people
Israel – supported in its murderous actions
by Murdoch’s empire/CNN/NBC/ABC/BBC/Establishment media.
So I heed a call by a Palestinian:
Why the silence on Palestinian deaths?
5 dead Israelis;
so far 333 dead Palestinians:
77 children, 24 women and 18 senior citizens,
more than 2,385 people have been injured.
of whom two-thirds are civilians including babies and children.
Why revenge, for god’s sake?
Why perpetuate a cycle of
heading nowhere except
Down the rabbit holes of violence
Where a right-wing Israeli politician calls for
Palestinian mothers to be
So they can no longer give birth
Snakes? Palestinians are human beings too!
Illegal settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank?
Silence and no sanctions for a rogue state by the world’s leaders
who sanctimoniously prattle on about human rights but
who turn a blind eye to death and destruction in Palestine.
So no more silence. We need
words to demonstrate
that all of us, wherever we are,
Palestinians and Israelis alike
Are connected by the web of life and when one suffers
we all suffer.
Collective love for peace and against war:
Legal, Free, Transcends Boundaries.
So break the silence: rejoin the threads of the great
kaleidoscope weaving its magic spell
which binds us altogether.
Remember: any man’s death diminishes me. And you.
From the internet:
“I’m from Israel, actually, i’m from Earth, i’m from the same creation as you are, I just want to say that we are all one, and we can effortlessly live in peace the past has past, the future didn’t not happen yet, and the present is a present. The now is a gift! life is sacred we can create the future we want by being the change we want to see – right NOW! its a choice between fear and love. i choose love! no matter what happened in the past! I chose love, to create a future of love, to myself, my friends, my family, and my humanity, my earth, its ours together ! Fighting each other is so useless its like that a liver would pick a fight with the kidney. They both sustain the same body, and a fight between them would only hurt both of them, and the whole body itself! we are all the same, we are all citizens of earth, we are all branches of the same tree. There is more then enough for everybody to live in abundance, time to start sharing, time to unite, time to stand and live together.”