Posts Tagged ‘War’

“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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“Ship built with steel from World Trade Center, heads to NYC” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

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………………..seagulls
………………..circling at dusk
………………..steel
………………..from the Twin Towers
………………..now a warship

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Headlines:

“Ship Built With Steel From World Trade Center, Heads To NYC” (Despardes)

“Warship Built  Out of Twin Towers Wreckage” (Times Online)

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

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“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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………………..4000 troops
………………..on their way to Afghanistan
………………..hearing the news:
………………..president Obama wins
………………..Nobel Peace Prize

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Headlines:

“What Obama’s Nobel Really Means” (The Atlantic)

“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (VOA News)

“Obama yet to deliver on Middle East” (BBC)

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

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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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