Avishkar Govender
Avishkar Govender

These Gaza days

Dear Bibi

You slaughter my people at your gate like dogs
You deny their civility and call them terrorists
You claim they are combatants on your blogs
You hold up your soldiers as heroes for killing innocents

You parade around like you’re not wholly corrupt
You shout the odds on Iran like a expert pundit
You dance for your dollar like a well tuned marionette
You ignore the claims which implicate your kith and kin

These Gaza days, what have they done, where will we go
When young and also old, fall by the way, and justice’s slow
These Gaza days, so filled with blood, and also pain
When God is gone, yet the enemy’s strong, and our spirits wane

We hold up our heads, for God alone to judge Palestine
We stand fast as you reduce our lands with your lebensraum
We protest the catastrophe, despite being murdered like swine
We maintain our moral superiority, as we defend our home

We demand the integration of Israel into the State of Palestine
We demand the termination of the racism which discriminates against Palestinians
We demand the return of all Palestinians who are in exile
We demand the recognition of Palestine as a state

These Gaza days, what have they done, where will we go
When young and also old, fall by the way, and justice’s slow
These Gaza days, so filled with blood, and also pain
When God is gone, yet our enemy’s strong, and our spirits wane

Tags: , , , , ,

  • Probation
  • Hey Bibi, Hey Bibi, Hey
  • A letter for Ahed Tamimi
  • Reflections on Gaza: How should my people be?