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Operation Entebbe

May 22, 2019
By AlexisNinelle GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AlexisNinelle GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 articles 2 photos 0 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them"


Two hundred sixty on a plane,

Traveling to Paris

Yet, one short stop in Athens, Greece,

The plane, now a derus


The fourth is known as Freedom Day,

Not for the taken crowd

Imprisoned men must be let go,

Else death will be endowed  


Low on time and low on allies,

Israeli men must fly

Two thousand four hundred miles south,

Not having their own die


Low on time and low, near the ground,

Entebbe -- they must land

Troops must sweep in swiftly enough

And seize the enemy at hand

 

The President of Uganda,

Idi Amin has style

Riding in a black Mercedes

A plan was now compiled  


Using a white Mercedes for,

a scheme to get theirs back

Taking time before the morrow,

They need to paint it black


Go on Mossad, go on, go fight  

Get close there to your prey,

Like nights in the darkness under,

Bad omen you shall slay


One down, two down, three, four, five, six

So close to end the game!

But wait! Get your lovely colonel,

do not carry the blame!


Go on Mossad, go on, go fight  

Get close there to your prey,

Like nights in the darkness under,

Bad omen you shall slay


They run into the dark airport,

telling captives, “Get down!”

Clearing the sight, getting the flight,

Leaving the bloodshed ground


Coming back with one life to spare

Sympathy is given

This noble day will not forget,

The people, now driven


The author's comments:

I had to write a ballad for my creative writing class and I really loved the movie about Operation Entebbe!


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