State of Emergency

In None and Son of None we see
the dazzle of Him Who walked
upon the Lake of Galilee.
Israel has done much and little
of which to be proud.
Gaza, torn in two, bleeds trauma
beneath a bomb-raised cloud.
Praise or blame are much the same
on the battleground of Palestine,
and Israel answers raised hands
and bloody nails
with the iron flails
of Christ's Roman centurion.

David Eggleton

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