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Genocide John – A Poem

Johnny, Johnny you can’t hide
You’re supporting the genocide
D.A. D.A. you can’t hide
You’re enabling the genocide

Neutral John then speaks
to the over 30 thousand Gazan martyrs
and the global solidarity movements saying:
“One man’s genocide
Is another man’s freedom fighting”

Oh, Mother Sumud,
Did you hear that?

Oh, Valiant Mother of Palestine
Do not cry

Do not cry for your deserted children
because Genocide John refuses to see the truth
Even when it’s written
in the same red blood of all humans

“We don’t pro-Israel or Palestine
We’re pro-peace”
He whispers in the soft seductive voice,
that so pleases his masters

But at least we heard him
speak words
that are hidden from their election manifesto
words that will forever be etched deep in our minds: White upon black

Whilst Johnny flies the flag of neutrality
the wisdom of the Arch
from the heavenly skies rains upon his lost flock:
Dear John
… If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse,
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

It is your Western duplicity
that drives our struggles
to reclaim our full humanity
it’s a shame that you can’t deny
You’re complicit in the Gaza genocide

Johnny, Johnny, you can’t hide
You’re supporting a genocide
D.A. D.A. you can’t hide
The Democratic Alliance supports the Genocide

Hassen Lorgat
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