Monday, April 28, 2014

Kerry and Apartheid on Holocaust Remembrance Day

If a poet is a student of history, he will be continually be amazed on how quickly its lessons are recorded only to be quickly discarded. The furor coming out of D.C. today, Holocaust Remembrance Day arises out of Secretary of State's remarks concerning Israel becoming an apartheid state if negotiations with the Palestinians do not proceed forward. Ironic since the term apartheid was used that on Sunday April 27 South Africa celebrates Freedom Day, the end of apartheid in 1994. It goes without saying that Cantor is not a pleased politician over the remarks. However, the remarks are always good for poetic comment:
Apartheid Lives Not On Holocaust Remembrance Day 
Sunday April 27 in South Africa is Freedom Day
When after 40 plus years of struggle apartheid faded away
Monday April 28 is Holocaust Remembrance Day
Tears for the over 6 million Jews the Nazis did slay
Ironic that news of Kerry's apartheid remarks on the Jewish state
While a new Holocaust, a nuclear driven Iran's efforts do not abate
It would appear when it comes to foreign policy anyone can have 15 minutes of fame
Killing bin Laden the high point, then this once mighty Eagle goes down in flames
With the only chance of being able to a new rudder place on this Ship of State
Is removing at least six Blues from the Senate's elected slate
A silver lining is that the Blues can kiss the Jewish vote goodbye
Joined  by the millions under Obama's economy who have seen their dreams wither and die
© April 28, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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