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On Gaza, by Rajani Kanth

 

they let hiroshima burn
they let nagasaki fry

bombed the life
out of  Dresden –

bid civilisation
goodbye

so what  care
they of Gaza

Yemen, Syria,
Iraq?

testing  MOABs,
uranium:

whatever budgets
can buy

These Masters of
the Universe:

sup not
on humble pie

in   torpid
streets of
Gaza

who dares
to question  wny

bewildered children,
the old, the sick

huddle, hug
and cry

O  the  tender
western conscience

see how high it
can fly –

knows precisely who
may live

and whom it will
let die
[© R.Kanth 2017]

Author of  Coda, Rajani Kanth has held affiliations with some of the most prestigious universities in the world. He has also served as an advisor to the United Nations. He is the author/editor of several academic works in political economy and culture-critique, is a novelist and poet, and has also scribed several screenplays. He is, presently a visiting fellow at Harvard University, and permanent trustee of the World Peace Congress.

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