The Last Stop

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of a relative who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday (AP photo by Fadi Adwan)

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of a relative who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday (AP photo by Fadi Adwan)

Oh no
Gracious even God
Bloodied on the cross
Your sins are washed enough
A mother’s cry:
“Is hate so deep
Must my baby’s bones
This hungry fire feed?”
Smoke clouds roll in
The symphony of death
This is the last stop.

“The Last Stop,” Before These Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band, 1998.

Stop!

An explosion is seen after an Israeli strike in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, as seen from Gaza City on Saturday, before Israel began its ground offensive. (Associated Press)

An explosion is seen after an Israeli strike in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, as seen from Gaza City on Saturday, before Israel began its ground offensive. (Associated Press)

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