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On War

We Americans love a good war It seems foisting a little revolution in the global arena is part of our DNA The Big Stick gets big budget bucks as the Soft Voice goes begging in our budgeting We were born … Continue reading

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The Poppy Pods

The poppy pods lie still beneath the tulips       waiting       waiting till all the Prima`Donnas have their full day Bright bulbs pale petals blown in the wind       floating       floating … Continue reading

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Al-ḥamdu lillāh!

“Blessed be the Lord,       for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love          to me when I was beset as a city under siege.  I had said in my alarm,       ‘I … Continue reading

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Civilization

Was a time civilized`men built the world When great nations made little ones great and by the makings made the world a Civilization Was a time    At least so it appeared    to us in our innocence Came a … Continue reading

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Iron Men

“I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;          Incline your ear to me, hear my words.    Wondrously show your steadfast love,    O savior of those who seek refuge       … Continue reading

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On Christmas Eve

At times a truce is peace not for the long term but at least for the moment not in the everywhere but at least here and now Who knows why we fight our way through life Something deep in our … Continue reading

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On Understanding

The child in Istanbul falls asleep to sounds of gunfire in the streets without understanding the politics of power the concepts of coup Outside Damascus an old man has tea amid shattered rubble a garden once flowers turned back to … Continue reading

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