REBLOG: ‘The Persistence of Hate’ by Pankaj Kumar

Poem: Antisemitism, a vile and ancient hate That still persists in our modern age The Jewish people, subjected to discrimination Persecuted and oppressed throughout history Their culture and traditions, a source of inspiration Yet still, they face prejudice and intolerance. The Holocaust, a tragic example of intolerance Millions of lives lost, victims of hate The… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘The Persistence of Hate’ by Pankaj Kumar

Antisemitism, or: Jew hatred

A poem written in Michael “Mouse” Murdoch's new nonce poetic form: "The Tail" Some- Times I Pop Rhymes A- Bout Jews Like Me Some- Times I Have To Shout When I Hear Stop Don't Talk A- Bout It Be- Cause It Was Long A- Go But No It Was Last Year You Hear? Of All… Continue reading Antisemitism, or: Jew hatred

Thoughts on an antisemitic children’s author

There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity, maybe it’s a kind of lack of generosity towards non-Jews. I mean, there’s always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason. I mean, if you and I were in a… Continue reading Thoughts on an antisemitic children’s author

Jews, #enduringly stubborn, survive

I was rebuked on Twitter... Since the beginning of 2022, I've been actively responding to various poetry prompts on Twitter, many of which set particular word limits. One such prompt is the #4WordsPoet, which offers a new prompt word every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and - on February 4th the prompt word was 'enduringly', to… Continue reading Jews, #enduringly stubborn, survive

Hate, or: Meh…

A hay(na)ku hate doesn't catalyze my creative processes Muri's "August Scavenger Hunt" As much as I love Murisopsis (and I do!), I'm not actively participating in her "August Scavenger Hunt" because I've been keeping myself busy by striving to get through an entire year's worth of #APoemADay on my Twitter account, on top of responding… Continue reading Hate, or: Meh…

Hated, but also loved

I accept that I'm hated Antisemitism is all over the international news these days, but living in Israel, I don't have to face any of it directly. Still, I am pained to my core at what I've been reading in the press; and I am distressed that the idea of my traveling anywhere abroad feels… Continue reading Hated, but also loved

Dehumanization, or: Zoology

My 1st double acrostic poem How can you view me as nothing more than a cockroach? Unabashed, you respond, no... More like a dark, shaggy emu. Matter of fact, could you play dead for me like a possum? Alas, some others (but not I!) think of you as a wicked flea. Nevertheless, you blend in… Continue reading Dehumanization, or: Zoology