Posts Tagged ‘Iraq War’

“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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“Military Says Mental Wounds of the War Run Deep” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

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………………..camellias
………………..turning brown
………………..still
………………..he has nightmares
………………..of the war

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Headlines:

“Sedatives May Slow Recovery From Trauma” (New Scientist)

“Military Says Mental Wounds of War Run Deep” (Associated Press)

“Iraq Troops PTSD Rate as High as 35%” (Science Daily)

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

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“Peace activists mark seventh anniversary of Iraq war with march in Cleveland” (Candi Cooper)

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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five people hold
a cardboard peace sign
daffodils

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Headlines:

“Peace activists mark seventh anniversary of Iraq war with march in Cleveland” (Cleveland.com)

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Poem by Candi Cooper (see poet biographies).

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“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

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home from the war
everything the same
except him

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Headlines:

“Iraq’s artists reflect pain, trauma of the war” (Associated Press)

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

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“WikiLeaks VIDEO Exposes 2007 ‘Collateral Murder’ In Iraq” (James Newton)

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

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a million dollar
army patrol
guns down civilians
¿under what wall of silence
do they bury the survivors?

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Headlines:

“WikiLeaks VIDEO Exposes 2007 ‘Collateral Murder’ In Iraq” (The Huffington Post)

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Poem by James Newton (see poet biographies).

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Vol. 2 No. 14: Jenny Ward Angyal, Manu Kant, Robert D. Wilson, Johnny Baranski

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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“Endangered Sumatran tiger dies at Indonesia’s largest zoo” (read more)

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caged tigers
marking territory—
they too
believe the world
belongs to them

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Poem by Jenny Ward Angyal. Read more by this poet. First published in Atlas Poetica 11 (March 2012).

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“Train cleaners vote for strike action on day of England and Wales rugby clash” (read more)

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sweepers cleaning
day in, day out
I am reminded of Sisyphus

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“A Veteran’s Assessment of the Iraq War” (read more)

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morning walk…
i look for snipers
in a world
lit by candles
always burning

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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“Guantanamo Bay prison ‘must close’ – UN rights chief” (read more)

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icy cold even in summer the walls of the prison

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Poem by Johnny Baranski. Read more by this poet.

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