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Frank E Gibbard

Not the first born

To be eyeless in

Gaza nor due to

Be remembered

As Samson is now

Even to this day

 

A weak baby lies

With baby eyes

Permanently shut

Put out by arms

Still waging war

In Biblical land

 

Peace is a mirage

Over desert sand

Blind innocence

Is crucified today

By double crosses

On new Calvaries

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Frank,

 

I read this after writing Lunacy, and I can see that the meme is in the air, that we all suffer for the fools and their blood lust. Many thanks, poignant and true.

 

DC

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Frank E Gibbard

Cheers good Dr. Nothing else outrages quite as much the helplessness other than to protest against. I'm sure we are all so minded here. Frank

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goldenlangur

Hello Frank,

 

 

A very difficult theme this raging madness in Gaza - centuries old enmity refueled by the frustration and radicalization of a people on the one hand and the other, a people still fighting 60 years after the horrors of the holocaust.

 

 

 

The images you describe here are emotive and compelling, particularly the suffering and death of young children and yet there seems no end:

 

Not the first born

To be eyeless in

Gaza

 

 

Peace is indeed a 'mirage' Very eloquently expressed.

 

 

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Frank E Gibbard

Thank you for relating to the time detested theme Golden. I like to think of walking here through a peace garden of poetry with friends. Thanks be to Aleks and Tony. FG

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Aleksandra

Hello Frank.

At first thank you for your nice words about our board. We try to make this place good for everyone.

 

About your poem. Your expressions about the madness in this world, and about Gaza in the very moment are painful and well expressed. The essence of the subject is noticeable and the poem looks like eruption of angriness and sadness.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Reads like a modern chapter in an ancient disaccord, Frank. The desert metaphor is perfect:

Peace is a mirage

Over desert sand
.

This poem, along with your other recent ones, is quite compact and supercharged.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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