Friday, August 1, 2014

Ishmael And Isaac

Ishmael has a shovel.
Isaac has a spade.
Can't share the land of Canaan.
Rather share a grave.

Brothers of the Book.
Seeds of Abraham.
Rather share a grave
than share the Promised Land.

A simplistic view of a complicated conflict.  Written for Marian's prompt at Real Toads.

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

No one says it better, MZ, and this is perfect! Thank you!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

It doesn't get more spot-on than this.

Brilliant, MZ.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Rather share a grave." I think your poem should be put on the Wailing Wall. Could not be said any better.

Fireblossom said...

Did you ever think of starting this with "Call me Ishmael"? No?

Susan said...

This, MZ, is a new nursery rhyme.
We may cry ourselves to sleep.

Susie Clevenger said...

Such truth in a capsule...it does have the ring of a broken world's nursery rhyme

Marian said...

exactly.

Margaret said...

Perfectly clever…

Sumana Roy said...

Perfect.

Kay L. Davies said...

Heartbreaking.
And another of your perfect short poems. What a skill!
Luv, K

Enigma said...

The first four lines are brilliant. Speaks a lot of the raging levels of hatred and intolerance around us. Sadly, peace doesn't break out as readily as war.

manicddaily said...

Hate has very deep roots--pretty awful. Thanks. k.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

perfect!!!!

grapeling said...

truth ~