Monday, August 12, 2013

On Our Doorstep... a poem by Anne Selden Annab

Israel destroying destroy the basis of the solution called for by the international community, which aims to establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders. photo credit Ma'an News
       On Our Doorstep

Will international law-
and criminal investigations
come to knock on individuals' doors
as Americans opt to be Israeli
and Israelis opt to be 'settlers'
subsidized by state funds
to pulverize Palestine.

Or will local laws here be rewritten
to funnel more & more money away
from our common good, diverting more
& more everything into the wide open
purse of segregationists & religious
idiots arming conflict
field by field, street by street-
home by home... moment by moment
be 'other' and lose all you have earned
all you have saved- valued- treasured.

Be 'other' and your very heritage
will be usurped- your food, your dance
your land, your fight for freedom...

Be 'other' and be cheated, swindled, shammed
by propagandists purporting to make peace.

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