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A little land that's built on sand

There is a little land that's built on sand in the Middle East To listen to the world complain, you'd think it was a beast Yet it's more diverse, and dynamic, than the USA 100+ countries immigrants' flourish there today As for democracy, why there's nothing to compare Fully 20 parties over there vie for electoral shares Freedom of--not from--religion is absolutely guaranteed And no one's made to recite a pledge To a flag he can't believe Minorities ARE protected there; they make a real impact Arab statesman constitute 10% of Parliament, in fact... By now you've surely guessed the country that I've yet to name For to even say the word today can get you killed or maimed But eventually the truth will out, as it always does: Those who bang the drums today for tiny Israel's death Will come tomorrow to recant their misguided shibboleths

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Date: 2/3/2019 11:23:00 PM
Yes, may she continue to flourish! He who watches over her does not sleep. Blessings :)
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Date: 2/3/2019 4:09:00 PM
I want to say what Tom said, but not half as well, for Tom has done this educational poem "proud". I am proud of this poem, you, Israel, and Tom today.
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Date: 2/3/2019 10:11:00 AM
such a heart-tugging work which displays your warm thoughts about this holy land, gershon... much delighted!...huggs
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Date: 2/3/2019 12:57:00 PM
I'm so grateful for your heartwarming comments about this one, nette. Most appreciated. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/3/2019 9:41:00 AM
Wow that's good. Sharp, eye opening ink my friend. Wonderfully done dear poet, your passion presented with eloquence. A fave for me <3 xomo
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Date: 2/3/2019 12:54:00 PM
Wow. A FAVE. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude that you would fave this one, which---and you are so right, is precious and dear to my heart---I didn't think would even garner more than 10 - 12 views. Deeply appreciated, Maureen! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/3/2019 6:14:00 AM
Hi Gershon, You have penned a well written and informative piece. Thanks for penning such a write:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/3/2019 12:56:00 PM
Thank you for your appreciation of it, Alexis. I'm pleased that you're pleased! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 2/3/2019 5:39:00 AM
Very well written Greshon . After reading your poem, now, I wanna know more about the land and I am doing it right now. Thank you :)
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Date: 2/3/2019 1:02:00 PM
Good for you, Swetha! For a converted swamp and desert in which only about 8 million people reside, this land sure occupies an inordinate amount of attention from the rest of the world, as you will surely see! :) gw
Date: 2/3/2019 2:54:00 AM
Their people have suffered so much in the past, but people of evil would love to destroy it. But it has grown from nothing to a powerful nation and ready to face evil aggressors. May it continue to grow from strength to strength. Well written Gershon. Tom.
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Date: 2/3/2019 11:25:00 AM
Wow. Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment and your support. I'm so taken with your last sentence, 'from strength to strength.' (It's an exact English translation of the ancient Hebrew phrase, 'm'chayil el chayil!' Deeply appreciated, Tom