2018 11 – Poems

KILLER GRAVES, TWO OF MANY

  • Menachem Begin,
  •   raw bloody meat he ate
  • on the altar of the pagan
  •   at Deir Yassin,
  • the colour red and the smell of blood
  •   on the assassins.
  • The road out of Palestine forlorn
  •   with the foetus
  • of the Palestinian still-born.
  •   Irgun Zvai Leumi the slasher,
  •  ethnic cleansing
  •   screaming through his
  • rotten knashers.
  •   Then before he died
  • some remembered those terrible deeds
  •   and cried.
  • Fury drove him beneath the earth
  •   where he lies thinking
  • of his personal history’s dearth.

 

  • Ariel Sharon, with Sabra and Shatila,
  •   he acted strong.
  • Defence minister for the IDF
  •   he sure had
  • a killer-fest.
  •   16-18, September, `82
  • 3,000 Palestinians died
  •   in these West Beirut human zoos.
  • The Christian Phalange
  •   did his dirty deeds.
  • Their garden of remembrance
  •   now grows weeds.
  • Then an involuntary rest
  •   for eight long years,
  • unconscious, bedridden
  •   but never near that sea of salty tears.
  • Afterwards, the depths of holy ground
  •   while other gods look on
  • and frown.

W J Haire. 14th August, 2018.

 

TRUMP AND THE SYNAGOGUE KILLINGS

  • `It’s a terrible terrible  thing that’s happening
  • with hate with our country.’
  • (Splintered words hewed with carpentry
  • and to our intelligence an effrontery)
  • `The results are devastating.
  • They had a maniac walk in
  • and they had no protection.’
  • (Ingratiating
  • that stone without sin?
  • Throw it just a fraction)
  • `If they had some sort of protection
  • within the temple
  • maybe this would have been
  • a very different situation.’
  • (Assassination by drone for example,
  • the US overseas perpetual crime scene
  • with national ego inflation?)
  • `To see what is happening again
  • and again and again is just
  • a shame.’
  • (Won’t stop.
  • Won’t take the blame)
  • `The world is a violent world.
  • He is a madman and a wacko.’
  • (The Stars and Stripes unfurled.
  • Echo Echo Echo)

Wilson John Haire.  29th October, 2018.