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Poem for Palestine: Oppressor Roles

by Dee Allen


photo by @eye.on.palestine


Oppressed people

Take on oppressor roles.

Take hostages,

Take out selected buildings, civilians,

Oppressors’ army, their whole

Zionist stronghold, news reporters catch bullets—

Rockets and rifles,

Tools taken up for the terrible task


Seventy-five years in the making—


I.D.F. would call it

Total war.

Hamas would call it

Total vengeance.

The world calls it

Unnecessary carnage.

I call it

The chickens coming home to roost


As Brother

Malcolm X himself did.

Oppressors deal out hurt to the oppressed

And it returns three-fold


Resulting in dead

On both sides.

Laying off the rockets, laying down the rifles

Would be a start, for a globe sickened from bloodlet,

burials & death-tolls—


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W: 11.3.23


I.D.F.: Israeli Defence Forces.


Hamas: Political and military organisation governing occupied

Palestine, based in Gaza City, Sunni Muslim by faith. Established

1987, during the First Intifada [ “Stone Uprising” ] against Israel.

Also called Islamic Resistance Movement.

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