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I beg you to not take my silence for apathy
My inaction is not a sign of neutrality
I want to respond, I feel your agony
I’m so sick of the anti-Semitic blasphemy
The Israel must defend herself fallacy
All of it, from everyone
Western, Eastern, and Arab policy
Humans tossed aside, souls without lives
Kids without moms, dads without wives
Not even cattle survives
I hurt for you, I cry for justice
For the return of our moral compass
As the Arabs would say,
Are we all just bloodless?
How do we turn off all ears and eyes
As their cries fill our clear skies
But I get it,
It’s so much easier to dehumanize
They’re the enemy on the other side
Wrapped in black and white, they’re vilified
Or maybe you’re just terrified?
And the inhumanity eats you up inside
Like the blood is too much to handle
Your heart is heavier than an anvil
You’re only you
And it’s all just too much for you to tackle
It’s like where does one start?
Is it best to take the occupation apart?
Or maybe just take a look at the wall’s art.
What about the numbers part by part:
For example, in 1918 a British Mandate
Sought to find the Jews an Israeli State
This became a reality in 1948
And that was game-over, check mate
They rolled in with guns and tanks
Saying, yup I’ll take that and that, thanks
Which started up a toll at the United Nations
With to date, over 77 violations
But maybe you just want to forget history
So let’s talk about today:
Like the 90% living in poverty
The destroyed buildings and streets of the city
All funded by your hard earned money
Bet you never knew that, isn’t that funny?
An entire people living under a dollar
On a piece of land that’s only getting smaller
At the mercy of a foreign controller
That runs water, land and everything from border to border
An open air prison is what they call it
Yeah, its that bad
And we, Americans, pay for it
But before you lose all hope and quit
Let me tell you that yes, you can help
You see the tides are turning
And the masses are learning
We’ve been blind for too long
But justice is returning
And yes, you can play a role
Make learning the conflict a goal
And then educate, maybe donate.
Better yet – let your cart do the talking
Understand that it’ll take us all
But at the end of the day its your call?
Will you take a stand for justice?