wrapped in a martyr’s flag…

wrapped in a martyrs flag

using the sins of others
to conceal their own sins
history’s atrocities
committed against their fathers
are now their adopted ways

 

 

blind justice…

blind justice

the brown bag prophet
sitting outside
viewing a bar’s
large screen tv
from
the edge
of the sidewalk
said
if moammar kadafi
had just
converted to judaism
he’d still
be in power
the us
would be his ally
no matter
what country
he invaded
or
how many civilians died
there’d been
no imposition
of a no-fly zone
plus
no claims
of war crimes
the man
just
missed
a golden opportunity

a familiar conversation…

a familiar conversation

geo-politicos
sit in up-scale
coffee shops
discussing the impact
of
current events
on the economy
while
in gaza
they bury children
from indiscriminate bombing
no discussion of
war crimes
malaysian airliner
shot from the sky
described in the press
as a
crash
scores died
no
discussion
of
war crimes
one person
brings up
that time when
a Soviet jet fighter
killed a us congressman
that was
a korean airliner
as he recalls
also
shot down
with hundreds
murdered
no discussion
of
war crimes
but
the conversation turns
to
how criminal
it was
to
charge
for
cold bagels
when
served
late

war against children…

war against children

carousels of death
armored tanks
move towards gaza
calliope of cannons
round after round
play death’s march
a pied piper’s tune
leading children
away from life
never to return
a way no doubt
as good as
swift’s proposal