The poet watches facebook reports
Palestinian stone throwers and catapultists
Capture the media’s full attention.
‘Behind these atrocities there lies a sea
Of hate and utter lies’
The poet’s feelings are verified.
He reads a few lines of the Italian poet
Torquato Tasso about the Art of Poetry
Kontrastierung, Parallelisierung, Spiegeleffekte,
Das Verhalten der Protagonisten…
Indeed, have these techniques in writing poetry
Not been always important in the literary
Tradition since the early Renaissance?
In between hate talk and maneuvers of
Some mentally vile individuals thrive
Like wolves in sheep clothes
Installed as future candidates to lead.
Yet intellectuals and all brainy alert people
Will see thru the sheep’s behaviour
But not all intellectuals are clearly thinking
For their respective countries
But for their own set careers.
Meanwhile lots of paid, so-called, Palestinians
Cause havoc, injuries to others, and let hate
Raise their knives against human beings.
Write down your inner beliefs, poet,
Even if you are not politically correct
But as a genuine human being