Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Future


SENSATIONAL HAIKU WEDNESDAY
chose the topic

My haiku don't usually obey the 5/7/5 syllable rule but today I conform


THE FUTURE

Praising a new dawn?
Or mourning the death of life?
They are in our hands.
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MY SOLUTION!
(A Fantasy)

Jews and Arabs, like all of us, are brothers under the skin,
So why on earth is Jerusalem in the awful state it's in?
I'm an Agnostic, I don't care who owns the 'holy' city,
But, certainly, all this wrangling is very far from pretty!
I have a little fantasy that I could put things right
And the future of the Middle East could again be shiny bright!
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I don't look like a Terrorist; I'm elderly and grey,
I'm a female Anglo-Saxon and I don't even pray!
What if I went as a tourist, so innocent-looking, me!
But I went intent on blowing-up every monument I could see.
What if I could wreak destruction on a truly massive scale
And then escape on the next plane not leaving any trail?
What would they have to fight about? They'd have to co-exist
As they cleared-up the rubble, using hand instead of fist!
And, in time, the lovely grass would grow, as depicted up above,
And Arab and Jew would settle down in a City of Brotherly Love!
Of course, it's just a fantasy. Instead, my friends, I fear
The wrangling will go on and on year after year after year!
I'll never see it settled. I'm much to old for that,
But I'm a cross old Granny saying
'What are you playing at?'
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3 comments:

Thom said...

This is just beautiful. Very well done my friend. What a wonderful and powerful haiku. And the solution...great :)

Old Raven said...

Rinkley ... you can say that again! I too have been pondering Jerusalem ... but from a different perspective, ha!

Dave King said...

Two posts: the sublime and the ridiculous. Much to chew over there!