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The Easter Parade. A poem by Paul Mortimer Paul Mortimer sees no reason to genuflect this Easter

The Easter Parade. A poem by Paul Mortimer

Paul Mortimer sees no reason to genuflect this Easter

by Paul Mortimer, Contributor
first published: April, 2024

approximate reading time: minutes

Gaza razed to the ground Hostages hidden, tied, and bound

THE EASTER PARADE

The Easter Parade, the pilgrimages made
At a village sermon or the sacred birthplace
What’s portrayed as holy religion
Distorted in a centuries-old human disgrace

Faith in the soul; terror in the heart
What bonds us together also tears us apart
Gaza razed to the ground
Hostages hidden, tied, and bound

Human shields and diplomatic deals
Reading your psalms whilst exporting more arms
You weaponise food heat and light
As your young people die in the fight

Children’s hollowed eyes make them learn to despise
Another generation schooled in their lies
Watch the pontiffs preach and the prophets teach
So why is love and peace still so out of reach?

© 2024, Paul Mortimer


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Main image by Hosny Salah, a Palestinian photographer currently living in Palestine Gaza Strip

Paul Mortimer
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