The news of 20 Hamas rockets hidden in a UNWRA school
Means anyone condemning Israel for civilian deaths is a fool
When it comes to aiding Hamas on its one way Paradise ride
The civilized world should push all obstacles aside
Hamas is an organ of terror; the rules of law and war it will not abide
And with 2,000 rockets launched, Israel we should not chide
Brave men are those willing to die for their beliefs
Braver are those who sit down with a foe and weapons sheath
But the biggest cowards are those who use human civilian shields
Or in schools, hospitals, homes, or mosques their rockets are concealed
The outrage should not be over Israel’s right to exist
While the rocket terror of Hamas is merely dismissed
When will the Muslim world finally come to its senses?
And end the view that Israel’s existence is a great offense
Until the mullahs and ayatollahs through the Muslim world as one solemnly announce
That the gates of Paradise are closed to those who on civilians with rockets try to pounce
How many human shields does it take?
For the Muslim world to agree the tactic is a deadly mistake?
Any cease fire brokered by Egypt or Jordan or the U.S. will fail
And the skies over Israel and Gaza will be marked by bombing and rocket trails
© July 21, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet