YESTERDAY’S BATTLES

YESTERDAY’S BATTLES

(Opinion…hopefully not too political)

Yesterday I was a grouch,

When I see injustice, hollered OUCH…

Suffering enters

Refugee centers

While millions line a leadership pouch.

Sob stories for Palestine

Have always been popular lines…

Our media see

Immediacy,

But ignore between propaganda lines.

Children who’ve lost parents

Are used to find knights-errant…

Of dubious mind

Who willingly blind

Themselves to what’s readily apparent.

Children are hid behind

Or made to suffer next time…

Put in the way

Of danger each day

To satisfy anti-Israeli crimes.

Enough money flows into Gaza

For many shopping plazas…

Yet the people see

Little generosity,

Except for  suicidal data.

Why should we believe in hate

Going back centuries to relate….

Israel stands

In the real God’s hands,

Not making their citizens bait!

This tit-for-tat isn’t right,

The world’s yet to see the light…

Palestinians despised

By other Muslims’ eyes,

As dirt and encouraged to fight.

Israel’s citizens are free,

Jew or Arab, both have dignity…

In Israel–monuments

Are not destroyed–hence

Each religion can save its history.

Of the suffering, leadership coffers,

Should open up with healing/helping offers…

If all the money given

Were released to help the living,

Both sides would have mighty few scoffers!

But you know that really won’t happen,

Power is too precious for tapping…

Money stolen

From suffering now swollen,

Too busy riding herd on Israel’s scrapping!

–Jonathan Caswell

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