edward kermode


Shalom, Shalom! - Poem by edward kermode

Shalom, Shalom! Who dropped that bomb?
And does it really matter?
It did its job, made parents sob
And crowds in terror scatter.

Shalom, Shalom! I dropped the bomb.
A good thing, on reflection.
I did my job, I made it lob
In imprecise direction.

Shalom, Shalone! I sent that drone
At targets non-civiilian,
from miles away. Did someone say
It took out half a million?

Shalom, Shalome! I wrecked your home.
I killed your baby daughter.
I made you weep. Though talk is cheap
I’m “sorry' for the slaughter.

Shalom, Shalin! A grevious sin?
Oh, no! I followed orders.
Your land I’ll “save”. I’ll bomb your grave
And change your country’s borders.

Shalom, Shalide! Right’s on our side.
Or so our leaders tell us.
Democracy will turn the tide,
If ISIS does not fell us.

Shalom, Shalom! A bigger bomb
we’ll have to be inventing.
Until at last, the final blast
Leaves nothing worth lamenting.

Shalom, Shalom! Who dropped that bomb?
And does it really matter?
It did its job, made parents sob
And crowds in terror scatter.

Topic(s) of this poem: war and peace

Form: Verse


Comments about Shalom, Shalom! by edward kermode

  • (11/25/2015 7:35:00 PM)


    the translations for shalome, shalin and shalide could be interesting if 'shalom' was 'peace'. (Report) Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (11/25/2015 7:32:00 PM)


    Does it really matter who dropped the bomb.....parents sob......wish more will have this wisdom. Peace! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 25, 2015


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