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Go Team Iron Dome

    
Would you like to be  
a part of something epic?
Unique?    
 
Come join the practice squad    
Go Team Iron Dome    
 
No one's ever cut    
due to high mortality rate      
 
You aren't required to speak;    
most welcome to play from home
   
   
WANTED: Gazans only need apply    
 
Preferably    
Gazans who are willing to die  
   
Oh, say can you see    
the rocket's red glare
in the starry night sky?    
 
Right over there    
crisscrossing the border    
mortar exchanged through the air    
   
Who fired the first shot?    
Matters not    
 
The responsible party?    
Inconsequential    
 
Any excuse for more shelling from each side;    
retaliation on this battlefield?    
Justified    
   
The true nature of the power they wield:    
 
Operation Human Shield    
 
And there are innocent bystanders aplenty  
in this spectator sport    
   
Running up the body count -   
that's the strategy of the game    
Yesterday    
Today    
Tomorrow    
It's all the same    
   
A single rocket guarantees retribution    
in the form of excessive force    
   
Excessive force guarantees retribution    
in the form of a single rocket    
   
Sock it to'em    
back and forth;    
no one ever wins    

Back and forth    
a single rocket    
punishes thousands of civilians    

Back and forth    
put into harms way    
every single day -   
the elderly    
children    
whole families    
who never volunteered to play    
   
You cheered on Hamas    
Go Team Iron Dome!    
invited bloodshed
into your very home    
Don't come crying to us    
armchair quarterback hero    
when your limbs are blown away    

Just get on your bloody stumps    
and pray -   
   
pray that this doesn't go into Overtime    
and no one survives    
     
Score : Zero to Zero    
Israel versus Hamas    
   
Both playing games with human lives  
 
 
Anarchitect
Written by Anarchitect
Published | Edited 30th Sep 2019
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