For your perusal, Palestine

By: Safdar Bhatti

My very heart bleeds for you Your forlorn cries oppress My brimming breast to break Into dirge, a mournful dirge, Oh! the cruelty, Imposed on beings by their own kind In the sacred land All hold holy, Which religion teaches sacrilege? Bloodshed, cruelty, disorder? Which religion teaches hatred? Greed and imperial oppression? Then why all this hiss Of the Serpent bent To turn the vein of Humanity blue Peace, the soul of society, Let it flourish the world around Terrified angels be consoled With the treat of brotherly love.


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