Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

“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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“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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“Hurting U.S. Efforts to Win Minds, Taliban Disrupt Pay” (Diane Mayr)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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their women
sew the Taliban’s pockets
wide and deep

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Headlines:

“Hurting U.S. Efforts to Win Minds, Taliban Disrupt Pay” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Church Attack Seen As Strike At Iraq’s Core” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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church massacre
flesh and blood on the cross
again

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“Church Attack Seen As Strike At Iraq’s Core” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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