Gaza’s Blood

We watch as snots from teargas flow

and eyes burn like the sun

and medics drown in Gaza’s blood

but our taxes load the gun

and we pretend balloons and slingshots

are a match for snipers, tanks, and jets

or that homemade RPG’s

pose any sort of actual threat

against a billion dollar weapons systems

made by Lockheed, Boeing, and BAE

Gaza is an open air prison

filled with millions of refugees

they have no where in this world to go,

their grandparents villages were all destroyed

and when they raise their voice too high

Netanyahu gets annoyed…

for months, they protested peacefully

and the IDF killed them all the same

then a few people shot some RPG’s

and of course now

all Palestinians are to blame

they’re between a rock

and hard-place

rather,

between a militarized wall

and the Mediterranean Sea

they aren’t asking for the world

just for a little dignity

and if you break some bread with them

I know that you’ll agree

that it’s just human nature…

this longing to live free

 

 

 

 

 

 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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