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The Child of Gaza

The Child of Gaza

On September 28, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

 

Feeling fierce with loathing

He looked down upon the father

ashen face twisted in panic as he grappled for his son

shielding him with shaking arm

Feeling fierce with loathing

He looked down upon the son

quaking with fear struggling closer to his father’s form

ensnared by the cold concrete

Feeling fierce with loathing

He jeered at the father’s cry

dear god let him pass just leave my wife her son

tight pressed against the unyielding wall

Feeling fierce with loathing

He glared into their fevered eyes

the boy aching, “Baba!” as he clutched his father

fire raging through their knotted frame

Feeling fierce with loathing

He looked down upon the two

their tension collapsing into a father’s agony of mingled blood

numb to the shrill pops still burning in the air

 

 

By Brenda Heard

In memory of Muhammad al-Durrah, who was killed on 30 September 2000.

In honour of the many families who have suffered the same fate of finding themselves in the crosshairs of the Western Israeli Alliance.

3 Responses to “The Child of Gaza”

  1. AbeBird says:

    As proved at least by 5 different scholars and professional investigators Muhammad al-Durrah and his father were shot by Hamas’ bullet and not Israeli one !!!!! But of course you have my permission to go on with your proPALganda, if you think that it makes better with your heart and Lebanon. But you have to remember, you rely on a lie!

  2. brenda says:

    Of course we are all aware of the controversy spawned by the release of the film footage of the incident. At the end of the day, “proof” in this region is dubious at best. This poem is a comment on the situation that occurred—a humanitarian tragedy. The poem itself does not identify the shooter. That I have posted it “In honour of the many families who have suffered the same fate of finding themselves in the crosshairs of the Western Israeli Alliance,” is to note that this particular shooting is indicative of a larger problem: that the actions of the Western Israeli Alliance in the region have indeed brought about unconscionable suffering amongst the civilian population.

  3. Che Guevara says:

    I assume all the Palestinian kids that have killed in Palestine were killed by HAMAS. POOR ISRAEL they are just a peace loving nation and we are the dummies of the world to believe otherwise.
    Wake up Abebird and smell the coffee.

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