drop bush not bombs/drop bush not bombs-
Lord Knows, the man can't even pronounce the word, ("nucular," huh?)
but he sure gets applause after every time it's heard.
Why can't they hear what WE are trying to say?
a victim's mother of the 9-11 tragedy,
showed up to a peace rally
Hoping, praying that
what she went through may there never be
A mother on this earth
that should feel the loss
she feels the pain
The tears/the tears may there never be, AGAIN.
May there always be Phoenixes rising from the ashes
May there always be Angels kissing the dust off of a child's soft lashes
What she is saying is
And the conscientious objectors of the Israeli Army
Refusing/ the confusing/
order of their savage superiors
to drop the bombs
On the innocent Palestinian civilians
All they're saying from Military Prison 4 is
And the Iraqi child belly bloated with tumors
hooked up to life support/as in her short-frail life/
supports the American people's security,
Oil for food? /food never reached her family/but oil
sure as hell,
finds its way into our tanks! Everyday.
Waiting for the bombs waiting for the bombs
To drop/ tears down her sunken face drop
All she was trying to say was
Life, used to be a whirlwind of opportunities
And, so, now it's like Woody Guthrie said: if you ain't got the doe/ray/me
Boy, now you spending your time waiting in the unemployment lines
Ain't no more Help Wanted Signs! Except those issued by Uncle Sam
Wants you to turn in your pink slips for the draft!
You haven't heard?
WE AT WAR BROTHER, MAN!
Give us a chance to
Give us a chance to/ make peace with ourselves,
With our neighbors, our brothers, sisters, transgressors, oppressors
and our Creator
And the UN pleading for that same chance-
'Cause they see right through
the Emperor's Oil Rig Pants.
John Lennon woulda given
his Congratulations to the United Nations,
He woulda said,
what he was singing about back then-
Just like what we're all tryin' say
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!
Bushra F. Mohmmad