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Commentary :: Human Rights
Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace
16 Mar 2006
Anniversary Rachel Corrie (1979-2003)
There Are No Sides To Peace


by Mary La Rosa

The years pass.
The poems continue.

Words string together
homage to Rachel
songs for Rachel
theatre about Rachel

not only anniversary
and memoriam
but constant
shining and reminder.

We do not forget
who are the peacemakers.
We do not forget
the actions they take
in the name of non violent peaceful struggle.

We do not forget
the injustice and the harsh penalties
towards those who stand unarmed but righteous
against the machines of war and occupation.

So many innocent broken bones and smashed lives!
between those who act and speak out against the violence
and those who perpetuate the violence.

But, through the dark prevailing doom
wrought by bombs and Caterpillars
and weapons of any destruction

hate does not diminish
the life and spirit of
one who acted upon good and peaceful intentions.

Rachel who put her life's conviction
into daily practice
Rachel who moved bravely beyond
a more comfortable life
in order to sustain oppressed lives.

Rachel did not only pray
She became the prayer
the hope of the world

There are no sides to peace.

Mary La Rosa
March 16, 2006


Previous poems for Rachel:

Road Kill: www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar04/LaRosa0316.htm

Remembrance: Rachel Corrie (1979-2003)
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article3689.shtml

a luta continua

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Re: Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace
16 Mar 2006
beautiful. thank you!
Re: Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace
16 Mar 2006
Beautiful! But...

Expect to see American voters continue to elect politicians, BOTH Democrap and Republitrash, who reload the Zionist crusader's guns as fast as Zionists unlaod them into Palestinians.

What? How can you be enablers of murderous thieving Zionist crusaders, and then expect them to be nice to thier victims? Zionism is murderous theft. Zionists are murderous thieves who have never stopped stealing palestinian lands and have never hesitated to murder those who dare to stand up against thier offensive war of conquest.

Oh, write a poem. That will fix everything.
Re: Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace
16 Mar 2006
A little girl from Seattle
Went into battle
She faced a big cat ,and imagine that
She lost and was mailed back
to Seattle
Re: Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace
17 Mar 2006
One young woman with a spine
Joined the resistance in Palestine.
IDF thought they got her,
But they just exposed the slaughter,
And now all they can do is whine.

(about one "little girl,"
with a spine.)
Re: Poem For Rachel: There Are No Sides To Peace
17 Mar 2006
A young woman with a spleen
Joined the Phillistine.
They sent her to die
And kept their hands clean