Glass Goliath

ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

THERE ARE ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

THERE ARE ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

please ignore the hospitals

that our pilots bombed

please ignore the schools that we

turned into rubble

please ignore the massacre

of desperate refugees

ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

THERE ARE ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

THERE ARE ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

please go drown in an ocean

of apathy as

we kill fishermen at sea

and farmers in their

fields, shield your eyes from these sights

might is what makes right and bombs

fall out of sight

day after day after day

and night after night

but nightly news reports show

ROCKETS RAINING DOWN, rockets

always raining down

never mind the iron dome,

never mind Gaza

is a rubble-filled prison

filled with refugees not free

to enter or leave,

left with little time to grieve

their dead before more

are killed whenever Bibi

wants the ballot boxes filled

ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

THERE ARE ROCKETS RAINING DOWN

and CNN helps

as we drown in apathy

helps ensure our eyes don’t see

that we’re complicit

that we buy the bombs that drop

out of sight, that we

try to pass off slaughter as

a fair fight and pretend that

human beings have

no right to exist, and some

rockets fired from

prison is anything more

than a symbolic way to

resist, anything

more than shouting to the world

“we still exist” but,

the thing is, the bombs drop out

of sight on the prisoners

when the masses remain non-

violent, when women wave

flags and children use

slings against a glass Goliath

who laughs as he holds the sun.

 

About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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