Posts Tagged ‘Death’

“Michael Jackson’s Doctor Faces Homicide Charges” (Laurence Stacey)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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………………..termite tracks—
………………..talk of Jackson’s death
………………..in whispers
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Headlines:

“Michael Jackson’s Doctor Faces Homicide Charges” (Daily Mail)

“Michael Jackson Doctor’s Lawyer Rejects Police Theory” (The Guardian)

“Drugs Killed Michael Jackson” (The Times)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (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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“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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“Samoa Offers Mass Burial for Tsunami Victims” (Paul Smith)

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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………………..falling across
………………..the islands of Samoa
………………..Neptune’s shadow

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Headlines:

“Thousands Homeless: Samoa Lives in Fear” (The Age)

“Tsunamis Uproot Centuries Old Samoan Cultures” (Associated Press)

“Samoa Offers Mass Burial for Tsunami Victims” (AFP)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News. Haiku News would like to offer its deepest sympathies to those in Samoa and the world over who have lost family members and friends.

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“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Paul Smith)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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………………..Afghan war—
………………..from east to west
………………..shadows lengthen

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Headlines:

“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Information Clearing House)

“Afghanistan: Karzai Rival ‘Withdrew Under US Pressure’” (Information Clearing House)

“These People Just Want To Be Left Alone” (Information Clearing House)

“Gordon Brown Signals Start of Britain’s Afghanistan Exit Strategy” (Telegraph)

“Gordon Brown Says Sorry to Mother in Condolence Letter Row” (Guardian)

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

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“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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………………..smart bombs…
………………..what about the people
………………..that use them

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Headlines:

“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (The New Atlantis)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Many thanks to Draw for bringing this article to my attention.

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“Setting Sail Into Space, Propelled by Sunshine” (Sara P. Dias)

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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lightsails…
glass reflects the oceans
dying

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Headlines:

“Setting Sail Into Space, Propelled by Sunshine” (New York Times)

“Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash” (New York Times)

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Poem by Sarah P. Dias (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Gazans despair year after war” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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Gaza…
crying old tears
at new funerals

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Headlines:

“Gazans despair year after war” (Toronto Star)

“Israel kills 6 Palestinians in one of deadliest days since Gaza war” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Car bomb attack kills four in Pakistan” (Radhey Shiam)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

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pre-dawn
the police station
in flames

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Headlines:

“Car bomb attack kills four in Pakistan” (AFP)

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Poem by Radhey Shiam (see poet biographies).

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“Killer whale kills trainer at Orlando’s Sea World; whale Tilikum linked to two other human deaths” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

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orcas are known
to grab seals right off the ice—
nature abhors a vacuum

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Headlines:

“Killer whale kills trainer at Orlando’s Sea World; whale Tilikum linked to two other human deaths” (Daily News)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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