The Prophet Came Up

Michael Peach

The prophet came up from his desert cave
And with urgent voice he said
To the newsmen and cameras
Outside the Knesset:
"To free our cousins is surely blessèd
(For I was the first to curse the men
Who saw the conquest of Sixty-Seven
As word from God to ‘unite’ the land
Bestowed on the seed of Abraham);
Yet, hear me, Children of Israel,
Like Mars harsh Mammon leads to hell!"

7 September 1993

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