Sunday, July 30, 2006

King of Terror

Women and children hide in fear
While the ‘King of Terror’
Circles around like a vulture
In bombers and fighter planes
War happily reigns
As the ‘King of Terror’
Hovers around
Bringing death and destruction
Dropping loads of fire
Setting homes and orchards ablaze
Tearing through the innocent flesh
With impunity
As the silent world
Watches the horrors
And does not shed a tear

© 2006 Huda Orfali All Rights Reserved

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Shalom

Shalom
She trudges along leaving behind
Her dead sons and a daughter.
She trudges along leaving behind
Images of immane slaughter.

She trudges along leaving behind
Memories of her childhood.
She trudges along leaving behind
Her home and her neighborhood.

She trudges along leaving behind
Her home and her loved ones.
She trudges along leaving behind
Her husband and butchered sons.

Tanks fired and soldiers came
Men were fleeing in a hurry.
The village was set aflame
Little feet were sent to scurry.

The Exodus continues; people die
An old man and a newborn babe
Spirits soared toward the sky
They found no other escape.

She trudges along leaving behind
Her dreams and her destroyed home.
She’s there to remind the world,
The message was death not ‘Shalom’

© 2006 Huda Orfali All Rights Reserved

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Gates of Hell

Gates of Hell
As the gates of hell open wide
They watch us bleed and look aside
As hundred of people have died
Fire and death in the sky loom
Heralding an impending doom
A country once prosperous is now a tomb
A country destroyed ‘torn to shreds’
Dead bodies and severed heads
Litter the streets as destruction spreads
A ‘measured’ response to a violation
That was indeed out of terrible frustration
With many year of pain and occupation
Women and children die and refugees flee
To an unknown destiny among the debris
They cry, they scream; their only plea
Why can’t the international community achieve a peaceful solution?
Where is ‘peace studies’ and ‘conflict resolution’?
Is this ‘just war’ or just vengeful retribution?
© 2006 Huda Orfali
All Rights Reserved