By Todd Swift
The main talked-about and profitable booklet of contemporary years is released the following for the 1st time in paperback. "100 Poets opposed to The War," a trilogy of downloadable digital chapbooks used to be first released on-line on January 27, 2003 and has on account that made world-wide information from the "LA occasions" to the Moscow dailies. This booklet holds the list for the quickest poetry anthology ever assembled and disseminated; first deliberate on January 20, 2003 and released during this shape on March three, 2003. The grass-roots attraction of peace poetry has noticeable this e-book shared through tens of millions, and skim at peace demonstrations from Seattle to the center East. It has spawned French, German and Brazilian types, and maintains to encourage those that oppose a unilateral, US-led strike opposed to the folks of Iraq. It marks a second within the historical past of resistance to warfare.
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We fully support the concept of Liberty (with exceptions for those with whom we Disagree). We prefer to call it War and not Brutality. We strive to promote human Dignity but call you Evil, Liar, warn of your Duplicity. We have smart bombs but will risk civilian Casualties. N. but like acting Unilaterally. s. How dare anyone question our Authority, our blatantly impatient, greedy Policies? One nation under our own Divinity, we hold that might makes right and not Diplomacy. Prepared to march, we will ignore all calls for Peace.
We have that right. In a time of terror, PROTEST IS PATRIOTISM Our flag isn’t some bloody rag to be waved by politicians. The red, white & blue is for Arab Americans, too. STO PTH EWAR ! S T O PA N N I H I LAT I O N ! ” One decade down this hazardous way wrings a freak show out of Iraq, where silver bullets of depleted uranium linger in dust and debris, detritus of war, infect the babies; split atoms / split genes, and a toddler stares at life’s cruel turn through a single eye – all that nature can bestow of beauty; twisted hairpin turns of chromosomes, unlike anything scientists have ever seen, while young mothers bleed out foetal remains: unrecognizable might-have-beens the teratology of war.
Eighteen hours back to home when she was done, though. Fayetteville, North Carolina, a long ways from here. The math of a mileage marker glowed green. Was Niagara Falls near Buffalo? She’d like to take her little girl some day, too little now, won’t remember. The driver speaks her daughter’s name, and the syllables ring like bells. I say I lived in her town once, after another war. The boys we knew came home men cocked like guns, sometimes they went off and blew their own heads, sometimes a woman’s face.