The Rally Palestinian on the 24th
The 24th, a Saturday, brought skies that were a hazy gray
with mountains nowhere to be seen.
Seeking web development, and some resume enhancement,
to the Pyramid of Knowledge did I go.
Playing down among the trees, which are now devoid of leaves
a squirrel enlarged his girth a little more.
Emerging from the shelves of tomes, I looked upon the Golden Dome
of the Temple of Temporal Power
And beheld, on sidewalk down below, a line
of protestors for Palestine,
such as I have seen before.
The shutter button I did press, and within a short time did assess
faces from a time weeks past.
Such as the stern-faced man with camera video in hand
shooting me shooting him.
And in sweater silv’ry-gray, no doubt to match her kaffieh,
the Venezuelan Venus of before.
Now The Cat in the Hat would be proud to have
a fez like that!
Oh, the signs…
Let he who has an eye to see
Discern falsehood from verity.
There are some who believe, I know
Or on this sidewalk they wouldn’t show
With flags of Palestine, and USA,
and Iran, a nation of Islamic way,
and Bolivia, with President Marxista,
and Venezuela; is she Chavista?
Now, as this flag came down the pole
the call to Muslim prayer did roll
Aaah, the coinciding ritual!
Upon the grass did Muslims pray and bow
In their manner so traditional
Before protesting yet some more
with chanting in the leftist style.
“Palestinian Chant 2009-01-24, the movie”
Up by the Civil War Memorial a Microphone was set
but no one came to use it
And when I asked no one could tell me
who was even supposed to be there.
And so the protest fizzled
and they wandered all away,
will they be back another day?
Had they been driven off