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First Line: Jaweh with atom bomb
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


Jaweh with Atom bomb
Allah cuts throat of Infidels
Jaweh's armies beat down neighboring tribes
Will Red Sea waters close & drown th'armies of Allah?

Israel's tribes worshipping the Golden Calf
Moses broke the Tablets of Law.

Zalmon Schacter Lubovitcher Rebbe what you say
Stone Commandments broken on the ground
Sufi Sam whaddya say
Shall Prophet's companions dance circled round Synagogue while Jews
doven bearded electric?

Both Gods Terrible! Awful Jaweh Allah!
Both hook-nosed gods, circumcized.
Jaweh Allah which unreal?
Which stronger Illusion?
Which stronger Army?
Which gives most frightening command?
What God maintain egohood in Eden? Which be Nameless?
Which enter Abyss of Light?
Worlds of Gods, jealous Warriors, Humans, Animals & Flowers,
Hungry Ghosts, even Hell Beings all die,
Snake cock and pig eat eachother's tails & perish
All Jews all Moslems'll die all Israelis all Arabs
Cairo's angry millions Jerusalem's multitudes suffer Death's dream Armies
in battle!
Yea let Tribes wander to tin camps at cold Europe's walls?
Yea let the Million sit in desert shantytowns with tin cups?
I'm a Jew cries Allah! Empty Buddha circumcized!
Snake sneaking apple to Eden --
Alien, Wanderer, Caller of the Great Call!
What Prophet born on this ground bound me Eternal to Palestine circled by Armies
tanks, droning bomber motors, radar electric computers?
What Mind directed Stern Gang Irgun Al Fatah Black September?
Meyer Lansky? Nixon Shah? Gangster? Premier? King? one-eyed General
Dayan?
Golda Meir & Kissinger bound me with Arms?
HITLER AND STALIN SENT ME HERE!
WEITZMANN & BEN-GURION SENT ME HERE!
NASSER AND SADAT SENT ME HERE!
ARAFAT SENT ME HERE! MESSIAH SENT ME HERE!
GOD SENT ME HERE!
Buchenwald sent me here! Vietnam sent me here!
My-Lai sent me here!
Lidice sent me here!
My mother sent me here!
I WAS BORN HERE IN ISRAEL, Arab
circumcized, my father had a coffee shop in Jerusalem
One day the Soldiers came & told me to walk down road my hands up walk away
leave my house business forever!
The Israelis sent me here!
Solomon's Temple the Pyramids & Sphinx sent me here!
JAWEH AND ALLAH SENT ME HERE!
Abraham will take me to his bosom!
Mohammed will guide me to Paradise!
Christ sent me here to be crucified!
Buddha will wipe us out and destroy the world.
The New York Times and Cairo Editorialist Heykal sent me here!
Commentary and Palestine Review sent me here!
The International Zionist Conspiracy sent me here!
Syrian Politicians sent me here! Heroic Pan-Arab
Nationalists sent me here!
They're sending Armies to my side --
The Americans & Russians are sending bombing planes tanks
Chinese Egyptians Syrians help me battle for my righteous
house my Soul's dirt Spirit's Nation body's boundaries & Self's territory
my Zionist homeland my Palestine inheritance
The Capitalist Communist & Third World Peoples
Republics Dictatorships Police States Socialisms & Democracies are all
sending Deadly Weapons to our aid!
We shall triumph over the Enemy!
Maintain our Separate Identity! Proud History evermore!
Defend our own bodies here this Holy Land! This hill
Golgotha never forget, never relinquish inhabit thru Eternity under
Allah Christ Yaweh forever one God
Shema Yisroel Adonoi Eluhenu Adonoi Echad!
La ilah illa' Allah hu!
OY! AH! HU! OY! AH! HU!
SHALOM! SHANTIH! SALAAM!


Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org




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