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Israel versus Palestine

Updated on February 13, 2015

More killing

Yet again in the news,

there's death from above

women and children losing their love

Israel retaliates,

Palestine throws more

in some sad way trying to even the score.

1000 Palestinians dead,

Israeli soldiers too

when will it end,

will they stop or continue.

it saddens me greatly

the loss of children's lives

it seems so pointless,

killing innocent lives

false propaganda,

using the media to report

each others view of a story,

easy to distort.

meanwhile these poor people

are left with nothing much

things we take for granted.

stretched hands cannot touch.

international support and intervention,

are a few solutions ,a couple I can mention.

i dread watching the news when I rise from my bed

i know what will be reported,

the stories I dread.

of more innocent people slaughtered

,or injured or maimed

i don't see the goal,

there's nothing to be gained.

Peace Calls.


Every now and then the news reports a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.each time I see this report,I am sad to say,I think it won't hold out. Each time one is arranged,inevitably it is broken by one side or another.the killing starts all over again.the hatred displayed between both sides is frightening.whats the solution? The solution is being sought constantly,the USA seems to be trying to be the peacekeeper and broker most of the time. Britain puts its bit in now and then,but I suppose credit has to be given to the USA,they are nothing if not persistent.they never seem to give up on the vision of peace in the Middle East.what's often forgotten in all the fighting,it's always members of the public who end up coming off worst in these battles.women,children and men.Innocent people are killed because of two factions unable to get a solution to their political differences.I think they need to seriously sit up and rethink their actions,because clearly past actions are not solving the problems.

What's the solution?

How will it end?

See results

The Cost?

people dying,is this fair?

countries at war,

government don't care.

casualties mount daily,

still they fight

ignoring their citizens,

ignoring their plight.

children are dying,

families torn apart

politicians don't care,

they have no heart.

only interested in SELF

nothing more

only interested

in settling a score.

make them watch ,

as a child dies

maybe then ,

they will see it with different eyes.

Constant Killing.


is war thrilling?

some people thrive

,always too willing.

to pick up a gun,

to take a life.

cut down a human being

at the end of a knife.

young men and women,

believe the hype

take up arms,

and join the fight.

wasted youth,

endless supply

terrible tragedy,

makes you cry.

Mums and Dads outlive their kids

a human auction,where there are no bids.

emotional trauma,

there's no coming back

dragging people through

an emotional rack.

24 Months-2260 Deaths.

In the last two years some sources reckon the total dead is 2260 people between Israel and Palestine.Thats an absolutely shocking statistic,this is one sources reality it could be much more.When is enough going to be enough?.Surely one innocent persons life is too far? I don't know if the governments of both countries will ever reach a decision of ,when is it too many? That's a worrying fills me with dread to think this war could go on forever,all the while claiming innocent victims till a solution is found.The powers that be,so to speak ,need to give it serious thought to how they can end this barbaric war.surley a solution is not out of the question,there cant be a day we reach ,when the divide between both is made permanent.that would be a sad day in our evolution.

The Gravity.

Time Will Tell!

Will time be a remedy,

will the years go by?

without a solution,

more parents made to cry.

watching the evil of what war will bring

only the warmongers will be left to sing.

is it worth the wasted money?

People being killed

families and children,

not all are strong willed.

a daily occurrence,

a sad indictment of fact

Evils allowed to continue,

unenviable fact.

death toll rises,

constant supply

solutions are needed,

we must ask WHY?


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      John Marshall 3 years ago from glasgow

      Thanks Generation WKshop andJames -wolve for the comments.

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      Jasmin Vazquez 3 years ago from Poughkeepsie, New York

      Exactly right James-wolve.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      The lack of journalism is what's putting the media in a bad light. The public is getting tired of the charade called "news". It's become more like gossip and silly banter than substance. Reporters are coming off much like congress - they exist to collect their abundant paycheck but do not lift a finger to dig for all the facts.

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      Jasmin Vazquez 3 years ago from Poughkeepsie, New York

      I agree with you friend; the media distorts the truth, so the world feels overwhelmed by the history and decides to stand aside while civilians are slaughtered.

      I enjoy your poem, and maybe make one of my own about my intense feelings on this issue. I hope you check out my most recent article, which highlights the essence of your message. It will also give you a different perspective, if you want to understand this crisis from an angle the media REFUSES to cover. Its called "# America Supports Genocide". I hope you like it.

      Thanks for writing on Israel and Palestine.

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      John Marshall 3 years ago from glasgow

      Thanks Ericdierker,I appreciate your comments.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well done friend in a land with not easy answers you made a prose to help us feel. Good work here.