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By Hassen Lorgat

Butchered in Bucha
a dozen or more
mangled, manslaughtered, murdered
silenced humans fleeing the City
murdered in cold blood

they lay in the street
the unkempt mortuary of rotting humans
whilst the politicians bicker about who did it, or if it happened at all
Butchering humans in Bucha the other day
is wrong NOW
it will always be so

Butchered in Bucha
the mayors of Bucha, Kiev and the President of Ukraine
called it a Genocide
Russia must be made to pay for it they said
the residents said they were kept hostage by the invaders
… the world must act, they all said

Some four years ago
in the Great March of Return
(began March 30, 2018),
with kites of freedom flying high and hopes in their hearts keeping them rooted
the time was now
for the blockade to end and their families to reunite
the time was now
for the two million to break free from that 365sq kilometred prison
the ghetto of gaza

the revolution was LIVE
the massacre was TELEVISED
and streamed ONLINE

We all saw the IDF snipers at work
for the young men
it was target practice time
as they took out men, women and children
not even the wheelchair bound were saved

Butchered in Bucha
it is wrong now

Butchered in Gaza
It was wrong then
and it is wrong now

hospital records confirm
266 humans killed
30 000 injured
No President called it a genocide
the USA, the EU
and the UNO,
said somethings
which very few of us care to remember

It was wrong THEN
as it is NOW…

Butchered in Bucha
is wrong now
and will be forever

And  Gun-downed in Gaza
it was wrong THEN
it is wrong NOW
We all ask ourselves: what must be done?

We must continue to speak out and hope one day to find each other
Gun-downed in Gaza and butchered in Bucha
they are BOTH wrong and a crime against humanity
as are the many undeserved victims
from Srebenica, Somalia to Yemen and elsewhere

We hope and pray that your graves
are watered
and have fresh flowers adorning them
We dream that one day justice will blossom for those who carry your flame