Peaceful Demonstration

The media has long fed lies to the masses
Unwitting accomplices, but nobody cares
Americans don’t know their heads from their asses
When it comes to domestic and foreign affairs

Zionists make themselves out to be the victims
When, in fact, they’re the plotters and the aggressors
They fool our government with lobbies and dictums
Our leaders sell out making us the transgressors

While in the midst of a peaceful demonstration
Our humble attempt at political action
By sharing the truth with a bewildered nation
I took time to observe the public’s reaction

The uninformed tell me I’m unpatriotic
For questioning blindness disguised as “unity”
There’s those who’ve done research and aren’t so robotic
They know Zionists injure with impunity

There’s a few good people – both Jewish and Christian
Who’ve not allowed hatred to taint their convictions
Some ask questions, are open-minded, and listen
But there’s always a few with sordid afflictions

Those are Israelis who are never mistaken
Their every villainy has justification
Their agenda means all decency forsaken
World leaders lie nutless from moral castration

The most heinous crime man inflicts on his brothers
Is neither murder nor larceny nor fraud
It’s committing these offenses, then framing others
And worse – unashamedly – in the name of God

While in the midst of a peaceful demonstration
Our feeble effort at informing the public
I fell in the throes of dismay and frustration
The U.S. has been rendered a complacent republic…

Raji (Roger) Abuzalaf is a Christian Palestinian (Haifa) refugee raised in Houston, now a long-term Honolulu resident and a U.S. citizen. He is a guitarist, singer, composer, and poet. Raji participates in local progressive/activist causes, at present co-producing pro-Palestine filmfare for Oahu’s main cable provider’s public-access TV network. Read other articles by Raji.