Body Snatchers

Tried to steal my son
My beautiful little boy
And turn him into
My Enemy

A murderer
A robber
A rapist
A monster
Just like them

This was not
What I wanted for him
When I loved him
And raised him
All those years
With so much care
And tenderness

I fought those CIA bastards
As hard I could
I would not let them snatch my son
From my loving bosom
Into their criminal clutches

Turn him into
A murderer
A robber
A rapist
A monster
Just like them

My boy is safe today
Doing something else
I am so proud of him
We still love each other
How could I have loved my Enemy?
Those bastard CIAs!

I know the man
Who set up my son
And many others like him
To be snatched by the CIA
To be turned into Zombies
Their Night of the Living Dead

May this man rot in hell
For the rest of eternity
In the lowest circle
Of Dante’s Inferno
This wolf in sheep’s clothing
A Child Molester!

University of Illinois Law Professor Francis A. Boyle served as Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization on the 1988 Palestinian Declaration of Independence; to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993; and to H.E. Chairman and President Yasser Arafat. The story is told in his book Palestine, Palestinians and International Law (Clarity Press: 2003). He can be reached at: FBOYLE@LAW.UIUC.EDU. Read other articles by Francis A..