Naftali Primor, Poetry

נפתלי פרימור, שירתי

משורר צעיר בליבו ששירתו התפתחה בגיל מאוחר. הרגישו מוזמנים להשתתף בחווית שירתי.

For The Lunch in Sulu Garden*

At 4 a.m., just before the dawn,
Captain Jose Echevarria apologized to his young
Senorita Flora and stepped into:
Army Staff Emergency Room.
"Gentlemen", he announced:
"The long expected ISIS invasion
Is about to take place
Thousands of fearless Jihadists
Are about to land on the Miag-ao beach.
Each of them determined to become Shaheed".
He dictated to his Lieutenant
Send the message:
Islam repelled"!"
Unprecedented victory over Islamic conquest
Of lands and peoples.
Here is the tactic:
As soon as the Muslims touch the land
All of my Army along with the Native Islanders
Will start shouting: Allah Akbar
And keep calling.
Let's do it!
The slaughterers of Mecca were taken by surprise
Could not fire guns, nor withdraw their wavy swords,
Nor shoot long-range rocket lancets, or missile-propelled arrows.
Weaponry, so defined in the expansion of Islam, was failed to be used.
Sultan's Army retreated.
As all admired Captain's extraordinary intellectual wisdom
His Teniente asked:
What makes you think it will succeed?
"A promise given to the young Senorita to meet her
At Sulu Garden for lunch"
He replied exposing his mischievous smile.

*Based upon the text by Jonathan R. Matias
Sulu Garden, Miag-ao, Philippines