It is imperative that we send billions
for Israeli tanks and missiles
to meet the threat
of youths with rocks and slingshots

Billions for settlements
on land belonging to others,
for cluster bombs to dump
on the Ghaza ghetto.

Billions to tell
how a fear filled country
can turn man into monster.
Holocaust never again.

Robert A. Davies has published in recent years largely online. He has been writing poems seriously since 1969. He has published Timber, Tracks in Oregon, Melons and Mendelssohn, and Bluff Hollow. He was co-editor of Mr. Cogito for about 20 years. He has recently appeared in Dissident Voice and Windfall He can be reached at: Read other articles by Robert A..