Gavin M. Campbell

FOREIGN “FRIENDS”

“Meester, Meester, you shall see.
You are like my brother.
My wife has made us tea.”
Ali said I shall see.

We had talked all day
Enjoying the Chi
Until I had to go away
Ali said I shall see.

That night we fought
My friends had died
And prisoners brought
Ali said I shall see.

They unloaded the truck
Of the people we fought
One enemy face stuck
Ali said I shall see.

A man they took away
Has a wife and child
We talked that same day
Ali said I shall see.

I saw “brothers” was a label
This is the scriptures’ land
And to them I am merely Abel
Ali told me I’d see.