Return of the Pale Rider

Kobane it falls to ISIS

Murder’s irony is not so sweet

The West it turns its shoulders

Watches the news and tries to sleep

 

On Gaza’s shattered pasture

They grieve for their own kin

In the dark Israeli kitchens

They can’t wash away their sin

 

Many millions gaze in anger

A million more cry tears of shame

When they see what they have done

What’s been done in their own name

 

The Kurdish sky now turns red

As the women are raped below

They cry in the name of Allah

Their black flag is just a show

 

Back in bloody Palestine

They struggle to rebuild

The world it looks away

Their compassion has been filled

 

Many millions gaze in anger

A million more cry tears of shame

When they see what they have done

What’s been done in their own name

 

On Turkey’s frozen border

The generals stand and stare

The USA’s dirty dollars

Makes it easier to bare

 

Behold a pale rider

The oil baron he just stands

60 years still with the desert dust

Slipping slowly through his hands

 

Many millions gaze in anger

A million more cry tears of shame

When they see what they have done

What’s been done in their own name

 

Back home in middle England

And in the mid-west towns

The voters are manipulated

As false manikins and clowns

 

They say there is no money

For hospitals and schools

But billions left for weapons

We are treated worse than fools

 

Many millions gaze in anger

A million more cry tears of shame

When they see what they have done

What’s been done in their own name

Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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