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How do you feel now,

You who were David for three thousand years,

The lone shepherd boy,

Armed only with stones, against a monster

Who would destroy your people,

And only you to save them?


How do you feel now

To have nothing to fear but the mirror

That reflects only you,

Yourself become the monster, armed to the teeth,

Against a lone shepherd boy,

Armed only with stones?

Judith Mahoney Pasternak

Judith Mahoney Pasternak is a long-time U.S. writer and journalist in the progressive media and an activist for feminism, peace, and Palestinian self-determination. She lives in Paris.

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  1. [email protected] on February 7, 2020, 12:57 pm

    Cuts to the bone

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