When we read about Zionism we kind of assume other people know what it means…. not so! See below.
And if that is true, what do they think Brexit is, or where do they think Northern Ireland is… in Scotland?
And the Good Friday agreement: that’s when Pontius Pilate agreed to have Jesus killed I imagine
I was talking to someone who lives in the North. One day she said
“I am terrified of driving through a certain part of Manchester where there are lots of Zionists walking down the road on Saturdays”
I said, “Well, that seems odd for lots of Zionists to dwell in Manchester.”
It’s their big black hats and black suits that makes them so terrifying!”
Then I realized they must be Hasidic Jews like the ones in Stamford Hill… they follow a more mystical tradition and many came from Russia after pogroms and torments
So I told her a little about them and she said
“So it’s very brave of them to go out like that”
It’s very brave of us to be alive nowadays
Like a broken shell, our world has cracked
Whose the foot that heavily did tread?
Now we wander in this City sacked
Once worlds break how can we bring them back?
Must we mourn until our hearts are fed?
Like a pretty shell, our world has cracked
Where once stood towers the buildings lie down flat
A jagged silence taunts from overhead
As we wander in this City sacked
What New Messiah can find and love the gap?
Who will give the wine and whose the bread?
Like a cockleshell, our world has cracked
The death of God in Auschwitz on the Rack
The torture of the Arabs, children bleed
We cry out , the slouching beast is back
Did we ever think of those in need?
The children of the genocide still plead
Like a broken shell, the world has cracked
Now we stumble,blind to what we lack