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For Hind Rajab and the martyred children of Palestine-A poem

355 shots in rapid fire
from their M4 assault rifle or the FN MAG machine gun on a Merkava tank
their intention was clear
six family members fleeing into the ¨safe zone¨

With Hind’- sight
we all loudly heard Rajab’s cry
but others turned a blind eye

With Hind’- sight
we once again mourn
/the ritualised slaughter of all life
children/ women/ men/ and their beloved plants and pets

Mowing down the budding souls of society
only opens their paths to hell´s furnace
Whilst the genuinely safe zones
with flowing waters/ abundant fruit trees/
remain reserved only for those who fell in the path of liberation


Hassen Lorgat