I initially wrote this poem on December.30, 2008. The sad reality is that it still applies today, 6 years later.
Allow them to finally vote
But doom them for their voice
Collectively punish an entire population—
Did I hear freedom of choice?
Have them trapped and unable to escape
Surrounded by an endlessly high fence
Starve them and prevent any outside aid—
Oh right, in self-defence?
Aim for worrisome settlements
But kill several thousands on the way
Injure yet more thousands, too—
Collateral damage, did you say?
“Gaza is guilty”—But of course!
Forgive my ignorance, pardon me!
It just never crossed my mind
How threatening infants could be!
It was shocking enough that a humanitarian crisis
Has been occurring since 2008, as we can clearly see
So for the sake of basic humanity,
Just leave Gaza be!