Saturday, March 21, 2015

Current Events Poetry: "Nyet and Yahoo" by the Editor

Nyet and Yahoo
Benjamin Netanyahu
Steven Wittenberg Gordon

Yahoo!  It’s time to settle
the score between our Pals
whose constant war
strikes terror into every shtetl
no matter how high will build our walls.
The time has come for David’s Star
to boldly wave o’er lands that are
peopled by our enemies
our lands by right when they were seized.

Two states?  Clearly not the solution!
And so I make this resolution:
Relentlessly I will expand
into our sacred promised land
until our Pals there preach themselves this news:
Love thy children more than you hate the Jews.

Till that day comes my mind is set.
Two state solution?  I say Nyet!


Editor's Note and Call for Submissions:  I give credit to Timothy Green, the editor of Rattle, for the idea to showcase poetry inspired by current events, a feature he calls "Poets Respond" www.rattle.com.  I have decided to do the same thing here at Songs of Eretz in special features that I have dubbed "Current Events Poetry."  

Those interested in being considered for a "Current Events Poetry" feature should submit poems based on current events of the current week by midnight of the Friday of the week in question.  The poem or poems found worthy will be published no later than the following week.  Links to the references of the inspiring events should be included.

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