Archive for the ‘War’ Category

“Young Girl Killed Brutally in Iran” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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………………..her father’s voice
………………..between each gunshot
………………..silence
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Headlines:

“Neda: Young Girl Brutally Killed in Iran” (New York Daily News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cheney Still Defends Torture” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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………………..seagulls scream—
………………..when will Cheney be tried
………………..for war crimes
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Headlines:

“Cheney Defends Torture Policy” (World Socialist News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Afghan Village Devistated by Nato Missile Strike” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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………………..summer’s end…
………………..the village of Omar Kheil
………………..in flames
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Headlines:

“Afghan Village Devastated by Nato Missile Strike” (The Guardian)

“Collateral Damage in Afghanistan is Unavoidable” (The Guardian)

“Nato’s Mission Impossible” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“One Way or Another: Leaving Iraq” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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………………..day moon…
………………..she wonders how to tell
………………..her children
………………..their father died
………………..for nothing

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Headlines:

“One Way or Another: Leaving Iraq” (The Washington Post)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Iran and Afghanistan Aren’t Ours to Win” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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………………..5000 dead
………………..35000 wounded
………………..do the birds
………………..mourn the passing
………………..of summer too

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Headlines:

“Iran and Afghanistan Aren’t Ours to Win” (The Washington Post) Many thanks to Dylan Horrocks for recommending this article to me.

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Foreclosure Crisis Falls Hard on Veterans” (Laurence Stacey)

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

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………………..home
………………..after eight years
………………..in Iraq…
………………..my brother now battles
………………..bill collectors

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Headlines:

“Foreclosure Crisis Falls Hard on Veterans” (McClatchy News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Wounded British Soldier Loses Fight for Life” (Paul Smith)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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………………..Afghan conflict—
………………..is there anywhere the leaves
………………..don’t fall in Autumn

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Headlines:

“Wounded British Soldier Loses Fight for Life” (Yahoo News)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Car Bomb Kills 7 in Market South of Iraqi Capital” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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the crackle and pop
of my breakfast cereal—
more news
about car bomb blasts
somewhere else in the world

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Headlines:

“Car Bomb Kills 7 in Market South of Iraqi Capital” (Associated Press)

“Car Bomb in Kabul Kills 6 Italians, 10 Afghans” (Associated Press)

“Policeman Killed in Car Bombing in S.Thailand” (China View)

“Marketplace Suicide Blast Kills 25 in Northwest Pakistan” (Foreign Policy)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Wisteria (July 2006). Although this is an old poem, sadly it is still as relevant today as it was then. Read more more by this poet.

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“Attorney: No Evidence of Bomb Making by Suspect” (Laurence Stacey)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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………………..distant sun…
………………..still no bomb plans
………………..in his email

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Headlines:

“Attorney: No Evidence of Bomb Making by Suspect” (Associated Press)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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………………..peace talks
………………..just briefly
………………..the moon through clouds

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Headlines:

“Abbas to Meet Obama, Netanyahu, But Won’t Negotiate” (Yahoo News)

“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Jewish Telegraph)

“Blair: Peace Talks Will Restart Soon” (CNN)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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