Aftermath

Today is the 40th year anniversary of the 6-day war waged against the state of Israel by Egypt, Jordan and Syria. It’s been forty years and nothing has really changed. Everyone suffers and no one is really just, the land has been poisoned by the blood of the innocent.
So yeah, it got mii thinking and then I couldn’t stop.

It always starts with hope
Hope destroyed
This destruction causes pain
Pain inflicted
Because of the decree
Decree enacted
By the elevation of men to heroes
Heroes created
To deal with injustice
Injustices endured
Because of implanted heroes lies
Lies propagated
Chain people to irrational fears
Fear instilled
Becomes a breeding ground for anger
Anger festered
Never allowing a time of healing
Healing neglected
Causes unforgettable wounds
Wounds implanted
In the hearts and the minds
Minds disillusioned
Give way to uncontrollable hatred
Hatred perpetuated
Against innocent families
Families obliterated

On all sides, time and time again

All have suffered
All have lost
And it all began with the loss

Suicide bombers, Israeli troops,
Fatah warriors, Hamas youths,
And it all began with the loss

The loss of hope


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I don’t mean to be obtuse but the truth came out disjointed
And when I tried to make it sound comprehensible
I started to input my limited view into the struggle of the people
and so I stopped

9 comments:

Vixen said...

I always wondered what you thought about the conflict. Now I know.

xoxoxo

IJEOMA said...

interesting..i really like your blog sha.. intelligent

dolly said...

Interesting

KM said...

Well spoken, Kafo. Well spoken.

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disgodkidd said...

my history lessons are pathetic. great poem as always. glad you updated.

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chidi said...

the six day was a way God used to shame the Arabs. Can you believe that Isreal won the Jordanians, Syrians & Egyptian army in just 6 days??? God gave them back the Jerusalem & Golan heights which was taken from them & he used this to repay their suffering from the hands of Hitler. No wonder Arabs hate the Jewish people.

Kafo said...

@ Chidi: i'm a bit wary of the way u use the name God, correct mii if i am wrong but what reason would God have to give the Israelites ANYTHING after they rejected his son? I mean Jew, Muslim they both think Jesus was just a prophet. So i'm a bit skepital about God helping the Jews win the 6 day war.