The Voice of Peace is not Rational

By Israel Bonan

      '... A suicide bomber today killed people young and old on a bus to...'

Let us talk peace

I just buried my mutilated child and you want to talk of peace!

Who said, the voice of peace is rational

      '... Tanks moved in and shots were fired, young and old are dead...'

Let us talk peace

I just buried my disfigured child and you want to talk of peace!

I never said, the voice of peace is rational

      '... New settlements are going up in ...'

Let us talk peace

Are you crazy, it's my land you're using and you want to talk of peace!

But then, the voice of peace is not rational

      '... Rocks thrown at worshippers at The Wailing Wall in ...'

Let us talk peace

You forbade me then, to visit my Holy sites, and you throw rocks at me now, and you want to talk of peace!

It isn't easy, that the voice of peace is not rational

      '... A rocket propelled bomb hit a Jewish elementary school in...'

Let us talk peace

Children were killed today, their memories cry out for vengeance and you want to talk of peace!

Why G_d is it that, the voice of peace is not rational

      ' ... A targeted missile killed a Palestinian terrorist and caused civilian collateral damage in ...'

Let us talk peace

Why did my baby have to die, an innocent bystander, who will avenge him and you want to talk of peace!

Alas, the voice of peace is not rational

Israel and Ishmael, descendants of Abraham, you once were touched by the spirit of G_d and believed in his existence. Was believing in G_d rational or was it faith? So have faith once more, even if the voice of peace is not rational.


Forgiving Ali

I walked amongst them in the Holy land

About Israel Bonan

A Personal Exodus Story - By Israel Bonan, at the web site of 'JAC' (Jews From Arab Countries)

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