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Laid Bare VI: Ancient Prophesy, Epic Conflict & Destiny

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Gaza, Palestine 2024

Laid Bare VI

There was a pause
Reunions and smiles.
Now
It’s more apocalyptic.

2 million
Nakba descendants
Displaced

Sectioned into a tiny space.

Fear etched
On every child’s face
Despite
What Yehoshua says.

Occupiers shooting
Everything moving
A terrifying blood soaked
Apartheid state.

The drones buzz
Sniffing out the next slaughter
Gathering data

As people fight for water
Fight for food

Desolation.
Desolation.
There’s nothing
Nothing
Nothing…

As Fatima is pulled
From the dusty carnage
And passed
From hand to hand to hand

Mohammed
Indignant arms waving
Stands on the mountaint top
Of pummelled stone

Screaming
Akbar Akbar Akbar –
The Ilah is silent.

Deprived
Of hope, faith –
The world turns its eye
As death
Still brings
Unsurmountable grief

And martyrs
Transported by the truckload
To makeshift cemeteries.

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