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[ Politics & Religion ] 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        
   
Not 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      

those 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 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 16th Jul 2020
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