Friday, 30 September 2011

Let The Killing Stop

"To you and your descendants,"
Said the Lord to Abraham,
"A land of milk and honey
Overflowing too with jam."

Now, Joseph - his descendants:
Were his sons not foreign-born
And had their links to Jacob
Not been blessed instead of torn?

So Ishmael's descendants
Had a right too to the land
As long as Jacob's tent poles
Weren't uprooted from the sand.

And Israel's descendants
Should regard a temple site
That's three times desecrated
As no longer pure and white.

Yet the lion of Judea
Chooses battle with the ram
Both said to have descended
From the loins of Abraham.