Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homage to Gaza’s Martyred Children


Dom Martin

vittime1.jpeg, March 9, 2009

Death is an awful thought — lachrymose indeed! Yet, the imprint of death on the faces of the children killed in Israel’s 2008/2009 devastating siege on Gaza, dons an angelic aura. They appear asleep in eternity’s embrace — never again to be awoken or traumatized by the apocalypse of sonic booms, DIMES, artillery shells and phosphorous incinerations.

This poem is dedicated to the Children of Gaza, who were deprived the gift of existence and the realization of ordinary bliss.

— Dom Martin


Is humanity’s Title Deed
To survival!

In human greed
Comes the revival
Of belligerence!

There’s protectorate
In the electorate
To incorporate error
With power
And power
With terror!

Death is aimed
The mother framed
The cradle claimed!

Survival is maimed
Existence walled
Justice stalled!


In eternity’s sanctuary
No obituary!
The children are awake
In ageless play
Watching reincarnation display
A sovereign stake!


Has been our annual aid
To date!

Is Gaza’s yoke
Through our roadblocks!

In Gaza’s carnage
Is the Quartet’s entourage
And the viserage
Of international laws
And outlaws!

Silence, alas
Is the quilt
Of our guilt:
The ballast
Of our conscience
And omniscience!

- Dom Martin

Dom Martin is a surrealist artist, poet and writer. He is the author of GENOCIDE: The New Order of Imperialism (2008) and COEXISTENCE: Humanity’s Wailing Wall (2006). His prophetic imagery of the 2008/2009 Gaza Genocide can be seen at .

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