Poetry

Why?

By 31st May 2009December 9th, 2019No Comments

They are killing hundreds of people without batting an eye
While the rest of the world stands idly by
In Gaza they’re mourning a child blown up in their bed
Whilst by others, it seems, barely a tear is shed.

Where else in the world could this injustice be done
To people who are trapped with nowhere to run
It’s no longer a case of who’s right or who’s wrong
But a case of the weak being attacked by the strong.

So with naked aggression the bombs keep falling
Killing babies and children, it’s just appalling
Why do these innocent lives need to be lost
It seems that the objective is not worth the cost.

There must be a way to stop this massacre now
We can’t wait for world leaders to figure out how
The UN has no power, or so it would seem
If they had then surely they would intervene.

The power in this world is held by a select few
And they will never listen to me or you
They have their own agendas, disregarding the law
And justify murder by dressing it up as a war.

So, how many more people are going to die in vain
And how long can these parents bear the pain
Of losing the lights of their lives in this way
I fear that there will be a very high price to pay.

Stella Mortazavi

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