Treasure Island

Rudy Hossam

(Maryland (U.S.A))

The Difference


In the middle of the night
My cell phone rang
My friend annoyingly woke me up
To tell me watch the news

Definitely it wasn't a nice time 2 call
I hanged up and didn't bother to move
The next day we met
She asked if I watched the news
I laughed at her and said of course not
Her face turned red with anger
I didn't understand her
But there seemed something strong
I quickly asked what's wrong

She told me...
'Children are dying...Blood is everywhere...
Israel isn't letting a day free...
They've no food...no water...no nothing...
And people like you prefer to sleep
Then to show care
From where do you expect victory? ? ?
And we just say Israel don't do that! ! !
It's just not right! ! !
When lazy people like you are around
Why would Israel care? ? ?
Why would Israel stop war? ? ?
If you don't care
Why do you blame Israel that she doesn't? ? ?

Gaza is a river of blood...
A mountain of skulls...
People are injured...
And there is no medicine to cure...
Was it to much just to watch the news? ? ?
Do we no longer feel? ? ?
Where did people's rights go? ? ?
Where did animal's rights go? ? ?
They treat animals better then people in Gaza! ! !
What is the meaning of that? ? ?
Is that something normal? ? ?
I can't believe what I see! ! !

Gaza we are all for you...
We will never surrender...
And if you aren't interested...
It's your choice...
But when your turn comes...
Don't cry for help...
Israel wouldn't stop...

When she stopped talking
My tears where unstoppable...
I was so speechless...
So ashamed of myself...

But my friend reminded me......
'It's Never Too Late To Make A Move'

Submitted: Saturday, January 03, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 16, 2009

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  • Vinod Kumar (1/28/2009 9:16:00 AM)

    Very Vexatious Seen, Beyoud Explain the Happenings, Really Joining with you bowing our Heads before them, very painful situation. Hearty Condolence.10++ (Report) Reply

  • Maria C. Costa (1/18/2009 2:50:00 PM)

    Well, I think you've brought your friend's call/ deep concerns to us with emotion.
    The slight spelling mistakes will always be a'tiny drop' compared with the sincere feelings voiced through your poem. Keep writing, Rudy!
    And as far as the topic is concerned, as I write, we can already talk of a 'move', though still fragile, some people say.
    Thanks for sharing your poem(s)

    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Jihad T (1/16/2009 2:20:00 PM)

    Rudy
    it's really good the way you wrote it
    i enjoyed reading it
    go bless plastine and its poeple (Report) Reply

  • Kassem Oude (1/16/2009 12:37:00 PM)

    Conflictual issues are based on the might in this world not on justice. I see we should consider the afthermath of our action, if it satisfies us that is good or we should wait and self fortify till we would be able to win. (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (1/16/2009 9:20:00 AM)

    The thing with the world we live in....we are under control...the powers that be are fuel'd by greed...leaving the less fortunate to suffer...and so the world keeps turning in their favour..............A very honest piece you have so perfectly penned here Rudy.....keep expressing 10+

    Best of Health & Happiness

    Jon (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (1/16/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    Anybody can make a difference, its never too late to take a move. Such a beautiful creative art you have made...presented in different grace...10 (Report) Reply

  • David Lewis Paget (1/16/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    I hate to strike a sour note here among all the plaudits, but this seems to me a rather one-sided view of what is actually going on. I saw no mention of the rockets that Hamas has been raining down on Israel for some time now, and which actually provoked this conflict in the first place. There's no point in making emotional statements in poetry if the facts are so one-sided. I support neither side, and I certainly don't agree with war as a means to solve anything, but Hamas is responsible here, and their leaders have even stated that the aim was to draw Israel into a ground war in Gaza so they could inflict the greatest damage on the Jews. It seems to me that they got their wish. (Report) Reply

  • Hazem Al Jaber (1/7/2009 4:05:00 AM)

    don`t tear your eyes..
    don`t be sad..
    soon we will get the victory..
    soon our heroes will give them that hard lesson..
    because we are the right and the owner of this holy land..
    thank you my dear sweet arabian girll..
    its so amazing great write..
    keep on..
    yours..
    hazem al.. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Burant (1/4/2009 5:15:00 PM)

    This is a nice poem and it is true because 95% of people in the United States do not care about anybody but themselves and for them to go out of the way and care about someone other than themselves is extremely ignorant. But now that you realize that there is more to life than yourself you can make an effort in order to make your place in the world and give some of your time to people less fortunate than you. This can mark the first step in a long road to success because you give what you get and if you give a lot it will come back to you some way shape or form.

    Andrew Burant (Report) Reply

  • Aijaz Asif (1/4/2009 3:06:00 PM)

    well, by writing this you tried and wrote a good effort indeed and it's so true to, if we look through a human eye or heart which is not our anymore than there is a war and blood shed every where and in this poem of yours i saw myself sleeping when a blood brother or sister of mine(human) are brutaly getting killed for just a piece of land...its a nice write and in my opinion you should continue writng....thanks for sharing and 10+++++++++++++ for this courageous attempt

    rgds
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