Unilateral People – Poems

The Palestine Chronicle is pleased to feature these short poems contributed by Alex Cave, Rafiq Kathwari, Gilad Atzmon, and Ata Hindi.

In Gaza, Mothers Cry

By Alex Cave

Bombs fall every day
Tear apart the people’s homes —
And the mothers cry.

Weeping Ev’Ry night;
Nightmares, children terrified —
And their mothers cry.

Stench of burning flesh.
Because of white phosphorous —
All the mothers cry.

And the schools are gone.
Children will not learn to read —
So the mothers cry.

Now the food is gone
And the stores can get no more —
And the mothers cry.

Their sick children die.
Hospitals have been destroyed —
And their mothers cry.

Destruction of mosques
Takes away that safe refuge —
Making mothers cry.

They cry out in pain,
And ask mothers everywhere:
“Pray for this to end!”

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The Unilateral People

By Gilad Atzmon

They withdraw unilaterally
They ceasefire unilaterally
They invade unilaterally
They win unilaterally
They destroy unilaterally
They massacre unilaterally
They bathe in blood unilaterally
They spread white phosphorus unilaterally
They kill women and children unilaterally
They drop bombs unilaterally
They live on stolen land unilaterally
They support their homicidal leaders unilaterally
They love their ‘Jewish Only State’ unilaterally
Their democracy is unilateral
They love themselves unilaterally
They are the unilateral people.
Living behind walls of concrete, hatred and arrogance
They are still united and lateral failing to love their neighbours.

– Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel and served in the Israeli military. He is the author of the several novels. Atzmon is also one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists in Europe. His CD, Exile, was just named the year’s best jazz CD by the BBC. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com. Contact him at: atz@onetel.net.uk.

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Simόn

By Rafiq Kathwari

.. THE UNITED STATES, WHICH SEEMED DESTINED BY PROVIDENCE TO RAIN DOWN MISERY ON THE AMERICAS IN THE NAME OF LIBERTY… (Simόn Bol

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