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News from Israel and Gaza has led me back to a song/video I wrote/produced several years ago.

Hope it's helpful to you today.

Ishmael and Isaac

Two young half brothers

sons of different mothers
playing with each other
in that hot desert sand.
But the sins on their fathers
are still the sins of their sons
in this land that's still just promise
and this war that's never won.

There has never been a war that's holy.
this has never been an empty land.
there has never been a side that's blameless
in the feud between the sons of Abraham.

Two young half brothers

sons of different mothers
playing with each other
in that hot desert sand.
But the sins on their fathers
are still the sins of their sons
in this land that's still just promise
and this war that's never won.
Woe...

Turn back times pages and all you'll see
is the world's oldest sibling rivalry
And so we pray crazy prayers that
Peace could oneday kiss this land
And that children of today could live
as those two sons began...when they were...

Two young half brothers

sons of different mothers
playing with each other
in that hot desert sand.
But the sins on their fathers
are still the sins of their sons
in this land that's still just promise
and this war that's never won.

Yes, the land is still just promise.
And this war cannot be won.
Woe...

words and music, Eric Folkerth © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM PT: So sad to hear the continuing news from the region. Heartbreaking stuff....EF


Originally posted to ericfolkerth on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM PST.

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