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Déjà vu
Missed World Peace

After several years of attending anti-Israel rallies, Miss World Peace becomes disheartened and despondent. Her voice isn’t heard, no-one wants peace, and she is banned from attending future rallies as she is told by police that 'she incites violence'.

 

After immersing herself in all the hostility, she is worn out and disillusioned. She falls into a depression and deteriorates into 'Missed' World Peace, whose name articulates how she feels after her failed attempts to appease the crowds. She is now an unhappy and bloated remnant of Miss World Peace -  haggard, overweight, unwell and medicated. Her forlorn face white with the artificial and exaggerated smile of a clown.

 

The battle is lost, even though she has valiantly tried to challenge the hatred. She wanders the land of Israel and Palestine, the hope of peace a fading memory.

 

As a wretched and swollen clown she murmurs the song 'If I had a Hammer', a once hopeful but now melancholic tune.

Missed World Peace mourns for the lost hope

Hope fading but still determined

Hope fading but still determined

Disillusioned and discouraged

Disillusioned and discouraged

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