The Children of Sderot

The Children of Sderot

know it is not mannah falling from the skies
the children of Sderot
know it is not the ram’s horn
for its blast is heard in the night
as well as in the morning
and it is not a mitzvah
the children of Sderot
know it is no chariot of fire
sent by the Lord
but fire sharks whose fins slice the air
as if it were water
sleek torpedoes come to sink a house
the children of Sderot
know the world is not listening
does not hear the Tzeva Adom
and couldn’t care less anyway
the children of Sderot
know these are not the Ofanim
singing Holy Holy Holy
nor even the Seraphim
who sing Holy once
before they are consumed in the fury of their joy
the children of Sderot
know the Heavens open to reveal
the crimson rose of Asmodeus
the children of Sderot
know the Slushy machine at Café Pele
is empty of its elixirs
and the ice cream refrigerator is empty of its sweetness
the children of Sderot
know it is not love that moves the sun and the other stars
but a wind that jars the senses and the soul
and joins the heavens to the earth
in darkest consummation
the children of Sderot
know the Talmud is no Iron Dome
the children of Sderot
know that Batman is not the answer to their prayers
and have lost their infant faith
in miraculous interventions
for the caped crusader is nowhere to be found
the children of Sderot
know that flying white balloons
crayoned with peace messages
will not deflect an Incoming
the children of Sderot
know the missives from above
are bang-on with their message
the children of Sderot
know they are alone with all the others
who are also all alone
the children of Sderot
know the world is not with them
the children of Sderot
know

  • wileycayote

    A beautiful poem of a horrible situation…..where is the world? ……Why is it not there with the children of Sderot?

    • Bob Evers

      I think the Israelis should tell the people dropping rockets that if they continue
      killing, the old, the children, the very young that they (rocketeers) will EXPERIENCE A NIGHT OF SUCH HORROR that will be no more air to for you & your little pigglets
      are born

  • Stephen_Brady

    I agree. Where is Obama's "responsibility to act" in the defense of these children?

  • Ghostwriter

    Here are a couple of other verses for your poem.

    The Children of Sderot know
    That the world is being fooled
    By liars and fiends.
    They want to minimize their suffering
    Because if it ever got out
    They would be in trouble.

  • ajnn

    an old story. jewish blood is cheap.

    • Rifleman

      The price of Jewish blood is only as cheap as Jews allow. When Jews (or any other builders) decide to fight back, to turn their intelligence, knowlege, and ability to destruction, their blood gets very expensive. Nobody can destroy more efficiently when they set their mind to it than a builder.
      When it comes to freedom or survival, the opinion others, even the 'world', can go to …

  • Lightning jack

    Evidently the Right 2 Protect (R2P) doctrine applies only Muslim Brotherhood jihadists affiliates in Egypt, Dubai, Yemen, Gaza and Libya. The Children of Sderot need not apply.

  • Cynic

    Bob Evers,

    and then Obama will declare a no-fly zone on Israel and send in the Marines for some “kinetic action”.

    Stephen_B,
    Responsibility to Protect is only for jihadis and the Muslim Brotherhood not for Jewish children; that’s why Soros and Obamas’ adviser Samantha Powers sponsor the doctrine.

  • openmind

    Injustice against humanity shouldn't be masked by anyone, even if it is our own people committing it.
    We have to stop being so closed minded that when "our" people are harmed, it's an outrage and when the "other" people are harmed, it's justified.
    God will punish us if we stand with injustice whether you are the chosen people or not. We will be judged on our actions and inactions.

    • ziontruth

      "Injustice against humanity shouldn't be masked by anyone…"

      Ain't that the truth: The injustice of Islamic imperialism shouldn't be masked as "resistance" any longer.

      "We have to stop being so closed minded that when 'our' people are harmed, it's an outrage and when the 'other' people are harmed, it's justified."

      We have to stop spouting all those moral generalisms and start taking a good hard look at the evil in this world. We have to realize Israel, being the one and only state of its nation defending itself from those who already have plenty of nation-states but still aren't content with what they have, is on the good side, and the Islamic imperialists are on the side of evil. No matter what names they illicitly take upon themselves (such as the name of "Palestinian nation," which only the Jewish nation can legitimately claim) to mask that fact.

      "God will punish us if we stand with injustice whether you are the chosen people or not."

      Indeed. The Muslims believe themselves to be the chosen people, and entitled to world dominion by that fact, but they are perpetrators of injustice, and God will certainly punish them. Them and all who stand with them.

  • LindaRivera

    The dirty, evil answer to the many thousands of rockets fired on Sderot and other Israeli cities is the vile US/EU/UK/UN demand that vulnerable, jihad-embattled little Israel-David against the Goliath of the huge Jew-hating Arab world- surrender to global jihad and give half her land and capital to an Islamo Nazi terror state implant bent on a Second Holocaust.