Monday, September 8, 2008

Peace Plan

Oh Palestine,
my Jerusalem.
You could be
Such a lovely shape
The kind of place
Albright* would dine
bask in the glow
of Euclidian grace.
Oh Palestine,
my Jerusalem
Don't you think it's time
You got to know
The truth —
that three creates
a prism of faith.
Us to make.

Oh Palestine,
My Jerusalem
Whose Koran, whose Torah, whose Good News
do you seek to emulate?
Brothers, sisters
There is no God
But one God
That's what Muhammad said
That's what Moses meant
When he danced with Miriam
at the sea
And as for Jesus
Everybody knows
Asked some questions
Paid a price.
And wasn't that enough?
© 2008 Julie Holley

* When Madeleine Albright was confirmed as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, she became the first female United States Secretary of State and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States government.

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