Treasure Island

Mark Pollins

(29.11.62 / London, England)

Palestine Children's Rhyme


I was hit in the head by the truth one day
Ever since the incident I've crawled this way
So stick their legs, arms, hearts in plaster
Tell me lies about Palestine

Heard the Muezzin screaming at four
Couldn't find myself, went back to sleep on the floor
So fill my ears with Bach
Stick their legs, arms, hearts in plaster
I'll tell you lies about Palestine

I shut my eyes and see an endless line of moustached men
'slept in my car, been here since 2 a.m..…'
So cover my face with an eyeless mask
Fill my ears with Bach
Stick their legs, arms, hearts in plaster
I will be told lies about Palestine

Six-year-old terrorist and unborn-baby suicide-bomber…
But some of these Arabs are soft-spoken, warm - bummer
So stuff my nose with humous
Cover my face with an eyeless mask
Fill my ears with Bach
Stick their legs, arms, hearts in plaster
They will tell us lies about Palestine

Where were you at the time of the crime?
Up by the P.C. gulping down porn & slime
So chain my tongue to idiocy
Stuff my nose with humous
Cover my face with an eyeless mask
Fill my ears with Bach
Stick their legs, arms, hearts in plaster
We will sing you lies about Palestine

They put our one-tonne bombs in, We put our conscience out
You take the human being and you twist it all about
So scrub my skin with pride and tradition
Chain my tongue to idiocy
Stuff my nose with humous
Cover my face with an eyeless mask
Fill my ears with Bach
Stick their legs, arms, hearts in plaster
Please, Please tell me lies about Palestine








Adap ted from Adrian Mitchell's immortal 'To Whom It May concern', on Thursday,21st January,2010

Submitted: Thursday, February 11, 2010

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  • Romeo Della Valle (4/27/2012 11:27:00 PM)

    A very well detailed and crafted write that really touched me! This amazing write clearly shows your talent and it is also a thought provoking one! Thank you for sharing and keep it up, dear Mark! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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