Monday, February 25, 2013

Intifada VS Oscar... a poem by Anne Selden Annab

The director of Palestinian documentary movie 5 BROKEN CAMERAS Emad Burnat and his family at the Oscars 2013.   His wife wearing a traditional carefully embroidered Palestinian dress


                Intifada VS Oscar

 5 Broken Cameras
and the beauty of his wife
in her embroidered dress
and the charm of his child
will win American sympathy

But Arab headlines are all about stoking rage
prisoners tortured... people harassed...
land usurped, lives destroyed, extremists goaded
as the Occupation grinds on and on and on and on...

Negotiations for peace- and justice- are in the hands of headlines
and tweets pushing people into storms of raw emotion
aching for Palestine- or Israel... all depends
on which you want to believe,
who you want to stand with
how you want to be seen
as Palestine disappears
into Israeli news.

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