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Cries for peace heard loud 
War mongers, rifles lifted 
Silence established! 

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  06 NOVEMBER 2014 

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God’s love they say preach
Enlightenment to bring wish
Darkness them follows!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  14 OCTOBER 2014

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Lorraine Cemetery

Near Saint Avold, France,
More than ten thousand heroes
Whisper from the soil.

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kids use toy guns

kids use toy guns
to wage make-believe war -
a soldier looks on

February 18th, 2012

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The Internet: Return

A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...

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Rappers represent
Modern day correspondents
In the hip-hop age

Producers present
Orchestrated sound agents
Musical front page

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God's War

Evil all around
Wicked encircle the good
God sends his angels

Prince of peace arrives
Fiery flames from heaven
All armies destroyed

Tanks guns and missiles
Broken to bits and pieces
Strewn about the earth

Human rule ended
Kingdom of heaven prevails
Righteous ones remain.

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Bio in Short

It's been a good run
To the back side of sixty,
The short side of time.

First Hollywood kiss
Behind a pink crepe myrtle.
Thanks, Patsy Werner.

High school was okay.
Didn't help me to focus;
So, my mind wandered.

Surfed Bonzai Pipeline,
Big waves break into lava.
What made me do it?

Vietnam jungles.
I wondered why I was there.
America lost.

Smoking pot. Stereo.
Good fun in the seventies.
Psychedelics too.

And three wives later,
I finally found true love.
We're still together.

My destitute heart,
Saved by the sweetest angel.
I love you, Sandy.

Sooners are my team.
Most winning football program
In the Modern Era.

I am retired now.
But I have plenty to do.
Golf, primarily.

I've been writing more.
Perhaps I will write a book.
I have many tales.

I'd chase young girls; but,
Girls with a "grampa" fetish
Are so hard to find.

If I am lucky,
I will just drop dead one day.
With my peace of mind.

Yes, made a good run
To the back side of sixty,
The short side of time.

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What Does The Ass Say

What does the ass say?
“Yes I am a jihadist.
I have shit for brains.”

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black eagle

chemical attack
black eagle preens elegance
flight of the damned

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Star Wars Rebellion haiku stream

Star Wars Rebellion:
A galactic game of Risk—

Alliance Leaders:
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo,
Leia, Mon Mothma.

Young Luke Skywalker
Has to confront Darth Vader,
Becomes Jedi Knight.

Han Solo pilots
The Millenium Falcon
With friend Chewbaca.

Leia Organa:
Very strong diplomat,
Potential Jedi.

President Mothma:
The rebellion’s heart and soul,
Great at recruiting.

Rebel advantage:
They are able to move their
Secret Headquarters.

Imperial Leaders:
The Emperor Palpatine,
Dark Lord Darth Vader.

Evil Palpatine,
A.K.A. Darth Sidius,
Dark Lord of the Sith.

Apprentice Vader
Was Annakin skywalker,
Seduced by dark side.

Control production,
Build mines and refineries,
Fight for resources.

The construction yards
Are used to build everything.
Must be defended!

To create armies,
Need training facilities.
Must be defended!

To build more starships,
Build or capture space stations.
Must be defended!

Special characters:
Assassins, Spies, Commandos,
And Infiltrators.

Planet resources
Gained by colonization,
Diplomacy, conquest.

To gain VICTORY:
Capture/destroy headquarters,
Capture the leaders.

What’s the real goal of all wars?
Control resources!

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         the horror of war

 devastating mushroom cloud

          over Hiroshima

Contest: Haiku "aha" Moment
Sponsor: Regina Riddle
Placing: 1st

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River Of Blood

A river of blood.
The strong acrid stench of death.
Wartime memories!

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Whatever you say
Will never silence one thought...
This is modern war?

Watch the video: "About This Poem"

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the water red
with the blood of sons
such is war

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Feet in flowing stream...
Torn, wearily strolling by:
Yesterday's gallants.

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Soft White Daisies

soft white daisies bloom
in the barrel of this gun
where once lived red fire

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Haiku For The Children

old river flows hushed
blood and tears, silent weeping  
children are slaughtered

Haiku December 29, 2012

Brenda Atry

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Oceans filled with tears
Shed by the angels weeping 
For souls fell in war 

Fill our hearts with love  
Making war capitulate
Peace forever reigns

© Demetrios Trifiatis
       24 JUNE 2013

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The Zerg are vanquished;
The Protoss have been routed.
Death's Avatar wins!

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questionku one

                                                        my soldier son
                                                  deployed this morning --
                                                   will this war ever end?

by: Kim Merryman

For Richard Lemoureux's
Questionqu contest

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The Best Of The Best

The best of the best
serve our country during wars.
May God bless them all.

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STORM COMING African tribal violence

Storm coming, madam
Me-- I’m going up country-- 
Lay low and stay sweet*

*stay sweet--stay alive

Victoria Anderson-Throop
Nairobi, Kenya
November 26, 2012

Note: Political unrest near Nairobi, Kenya due to election strategies. Polish nun told me that she was warned by a local moonshine runner to hide. Too late. She was pistol whipped by local police who wanted more protection money. Didn’t get the money (it was a free clinic, so nurses had no money) Police beat the nurse/nuns and absconded with the very rare and precious AIDS meds to sell to the hospitals.Free AIDS clinic was forced to close.(Kenyan government does not have free health care for the poor)   Nuns are recovering then being transferred to other clinics. Three went back to Europe forced into early medical retirement due to permanent injuries sustained by police and/looters. The care program(education and/or placement) for the children whose parents were AIDS patients is gone. Children have taken to the streets in desperation.  Count your blessings.

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By Immaculata Ortner 

     We fought! But in vain!
We stretched, but our top was so high
     Our ground trembled as tears of our gods flooded our land

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Haiku 43

This haiku has been deleted due to possible publication.

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What People Were and What People Are

People were
Many things.
Strange or not

People were
Different and
Odd and fun.

People were
Monsters but…
That’s not all

People were
And still are
Strange and odd.

People are
People. For
life is life. 

Yet not.
Not is lies.
Truth seeps from

Every mouth
Lies, lies, lies
Move, move, move

But somehow
Lies prevail.
Lies are life.

Lies are death.
Lies are homes.
Lies are pain.

Lies are truth.
Yet somehow.
Truth prevails.

Truth is life.
Truth is death.
Truth is home.

Truth is pain.
Truth is lie.
Truth is that.

Lies will die.
Lies will cease.

Truth will live.
Truth will be.

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Animals all gone.
Hope has left this place as well.
Not a thing stirring.

It's nothing. Nada.
Not a light in city.
There is no city.

What is the cause of
this this terrible disaster?
One. Stupid. Mistake

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Enlightenment---The Story Teller

a book about war
lays ignored upon the desk...
at the door, a guest

with far-away eyes,
an old man has cleared his throat...

the soft, but wise voice
fills the huge room with black words...
dust motes glitter bright

afternoon shadows
emphasize a wrinkled brow...
sun silvers his hair

the word "halocaust"
fills dark corners of the room...
tears shine in young eyes

a story unfolds
and hours turn into years---
new enlightenment

For the Contest: Haiku "Enlightenment"
Sponsored by Marvin Celestial

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Samurai Song, Haiku

delicate blossom
rests in the still gnarled hand
bruised petals weep tears

weary eyes open
tiny cuts, the body bleeds
peace still years away

sun rise breaks the hill
heralds another battle
draw your sword and charge

Trisha Sugarek, 2011
From The World of Haiku

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After the War


war remains
small ones smell obscurity
smoke lifts—gone

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Family and War

During Vietnam
recordings made for my Dad
while Mom went astray

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Aha Obama

Guns are being seized.
Government stockpiles ammo.
Insurrection soon?!

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- Truth
Remember the truth,
Question those in government…
In full glory reflected.

- Mistake
To war is error,
To offer peace is sublime…
Bombs bursting in air.

- Belief
No matter how hard,
Stand up for what you believe…
O! say can you see.

- Responsibility
I love my country,
Like baseball and apple pie…
The home of the brave.

...(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

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D day

look where I am 
in the memory of a massacre 
human against human

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African Child

    under dressed cold
war besieged African child
    death is a constant

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War is Noise

folded wings
doves sense chaos from afar
war is noise


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A dead horse in the road 
Berlin 1945 
People with knives cutting flesh 

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ice king

wrapped in furs
a king skis to  battle - -
enemies shiver

Jack Horne For Skat’s Ice King contest

The ice cube was almost painful to hold, until my hand felt numb

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The Great War

Scores of suffering stalwart soldiers stand steadfast in scarlet-soaked soil ----------------- (C) John C Michaels, 2014 Submitted on the centenary of The Great War (4th August 2014), in memory of the sacrifice of those who are no longer with us and to whom we owe so much.

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brave Noor, the spy

a beauty untold
a faith untold to the weak
faith I've never met

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Thank You Goodyear

Airships flew the skies
World War One the Goodyear war
Their blimp still flies hugh

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What Makes a Nation

The heather, the smell
Of the earth, dreich is all else
And still never was.

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mushroom cloud of war

~*~ mushroom cloud of war howling winds with lightning bolts anger in the clouds ~~**~~ ~*~
haiku/senryu blended hybrid

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She gasps still choking Bleeding justice follows them Darkness now bleeds lies

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bearing scars

still bearing scars
they proudly mark time
the vets parade

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Murder of treasures,
Of atlanta pints of blood
And warmth shiny cloud.

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After Dark

After dark I sit.
Quietly waiting for you,
To come back safely.

It has been six months.
I can't get you off my mind.
You are my one love.

You are my soldier.
You fight for me and my country. 
You have a pure soul.

Though you save many,
You also are a killer.
A harsh murderer.

I wish it was easy.
To see it as a duty.
And not as your choice.

Now, it's after dark.
All I can see is that blood.
Spread across the field. 

All those poor souls dead.
They were such innocent ones. 
No reason to die.

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August '65

Uncle sam called Tried to stall They are takin’ us all

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Sweet Love O' Mine

I bought a burger yesterday
It was very dry like the seagull bay
I pilled a lot of ketchup on it
and still dry it remained
I was very dissappointed
as i look at the dry damned thing
I ran to the toilet
and let out a HUGE
As chunks of the dry burger fell out of my pie hole
Landing into the toilet
Making dookie plop noizes
I'm done

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We Did What Soldiers Do

We hugged We wept We comforted

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The UN

The UN should now
Ban war and wage war against
The violators

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War Haiku

The archer taints
The beauty of the wind -
Bringing dishonor

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The End contest

Rebellion rises,
Nations shake their fists at God,
Man has turned away.

Wicked plots, destroy
Innocent blood, sacrificed
By earths inferno.

Sinister kingdoms
Produced people made machines,
Mercies cry’s denied.

By: Sabina Nicole
Written: 6/11/12

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War: Misery of Human Life

Expenses for war
Useless, Only to lose peace
Alas! Rise of poor.

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post-war wounds

even a peaceful
smile can sometimes hide the scars
of one's shattered dreams

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Fallen Sun


I. The Bloom

Delicate flower,
sleeping endlessly dreaming
Patiently waiting

White horizon, winter peace,
release tears reluctantly.

II. The Village

Boxes in spaces,
old wooden tatami floor
Summers breath still held within

Outside streets, shuffling feet,
their chatter less foreboding.

III. The Animosity

Blood-stained katana,
glinting insinuation,
fell against ground.

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Resounding cries
Tears of joy, the battle won
Not always free

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance day---
The sound of the last post
Echoes through time.

Silent lament
The touch of teardrops---
Remember them well.

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~Hands behind their heads Drop to their knees pray to live flash backs fill their minds~
~Think of family wonder to them self's is this where it ends for me?~

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Colors Of A Hero

Silver, purple, gold 
A heros story untold 
Colors boldly rolled

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There are so many terrors,
Die and die without.

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Life Is No Picnic

the fourth of july
is no kind of picnic for
our fallen soldiers

You Are Not Forgotten

Happy Fourth Of July To All

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Running out of time

Tick tock, time wont stop!
Hurry you're little ass up...
Come noon, guns wont stop!!

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Nuclear Apocalypse

Innocuous specks climb languidly, then streak down; our world set aflame.

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Peace and War

Restrain your anger Flames and smokey eruptions Only two outcomes here

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Martial Dances

We live in strange times, my brother 
men make money 
with war dances 
and occupation... 
Do you not see the bombardments 
and the pillaging? 
Under the boot 
you are worn out, 
these days 
the sweat of your brow 
no longer serves you! 
Tanks come from distant lands 
passing down your streets 
demanding to know 
why you were born! 
And you can say nothing. 
Soon, if this continues, 
it will be the course of progress 
to be denied learning. 
One speaks of the rights of man 
here and there. 
Do not believe those rumors! 
You see that nothing is in place now! 
We live in strange times my brother, 
arms dealing, 
governing the land. 
Is it so difficult to understand? 
They sell the merchandise of war! 
Come listen to my counsel. 
Don't marry, it is unsupportable 
to suffer the massacre of your children. 
The success of your affairs depends 
on producing fictitious enemies 
to menace... 
In this manner 
they take over small countries 
one after the other 
under the pretext of saving them. 
While you fight amongst yourselves 
others consume your underground resources. 
What should I tell you; 
do these times plant sorrow 
in your hearts? 
Be a little understanding! 
Increase the number of fratricidal wars, 
divide your people further 
to make the lives of the invaders easier. 
Do not forget that to destroy love 
requires only this: 
Live in a society without love 
and don't educate anyone... 
Live in the clarity of obscurity, 
depend only on yourself! 
The sun rises and sets on time... 
the throats of cocks are cut 
that sing before the hour! 
We live in strange times my brother, 
men make money with war dances 
and occupation... 
Do you not see the bombardments 
and the pillaging? 

By Uzeyir Lokman CAYCI 
Paris - 17.03.2003 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick - 2003

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during and after

The cannon sounds everyone around is terrified; they see lost lives

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Weapons of mass destruction

We need to control
Weapons of mass destruction
For our own safety

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We are the walkers We are the sloggers We are the dwellers in the rain

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We were young We were scared We were brothers Now we are old But in our dreams We are nineteen again

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haiku 11 20 2014

                                     pale rats moving south
                                 an waft of charred cadavers
                                       soldiers drink cider

© Rajat Kanti Chakrabarty 20 November 2014  haiku/war

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Clearly a Civil War, Not Genocide

          Tis' not genocide!
Government- and- locals fight.
                    Darfur- Civil War!

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As Strong as Death

Like love latches on,
Death takes hold when life escapes
And will not let go.

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In The Clouds

High in the dark clouds
A battle of Gods rage on.
Armageddon Reigns. 

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                                           A dollar

                                           Birds yellow
                                                  Tree of life
                                                      A painting


                                              Two brothers
                                                     Beautiful woman
                                                                War war

                                                 Blue eyes
                                                      Red boobs
                                                         Sky apples

                                                   Heaven dews
                                                            Silky grass
                                                                  Autumn girls

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Sinners Paranoia

Dragon gnarling gaze
The fire mouthed beast gurgling
Deluges of flood

And creation cringe
Before the broiling fire, razed
All things with desire

Toppled thrones, doomed kings
Mangled and twisted in wrath
Shambles to the bone

Melting citadels
Smoke choked lungs screams sin's silence
We crumbled to ash

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“If a thousand suns were to rise in the heavens at the same time, the blaze of their light would resemble a little the supreme splendor of the Lord”(Bhagavad-Gita: Chapter 11, Verse 12)

“ When the soul looks upon the Divine Sun the brightness dazzles it ....and very often it remains completely blind, absorbed and amazed by all the wonders it sees” ( St. Teresa)

“Thy whole body shall be full of light” (Jesus Christ)

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds"-J. Robert Oppenheimer as he thought while chanting the verse 11.12 on seeing the first explosion of atom bomb in the desert of Alamogordo.
(Bhagavad-Gita: Chapter 11, Verse 12). Mark the words 'burst','death', 'shatterer'; these words are not there in the original verse.Oppenheimer was a scholar in Sanskrit as well.

Alamogordo, New Mexico,July 16, 1945
Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds
A waste land, Oppenheimer looked back.

28 October, 2014

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haiku anti war

                                          babies are buried
                                    now we are happy relaxed
                                          single missile lost

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Japan attacked first

~*~ Japan attacked first awake is sleepy giant atom bombs end it ~~**~~ ~*~

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Old Glory

night slowly upon us American flag proudly flies Dawn, another day

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The Nam

We are going to give ourselves We will not come back Never completely

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Child With a Sword

Immaculate Son
Sent for division, not peace
Giving His sentence,

He is not guilty.
But as blood drips from his blade,
He cries out for life.

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Coming home

-  Train Whistle
Leaves are on the ground,
A North wind is picking up...
The train-whistle blows.

-  Reality
Is it for the dead?
How long do we have to stay...
Cold reality.

-  Hopeful
Hope springs eternal,
New ideas and new leaders...
Not much of a choice.

-  Tragedy
They are coming home,
Why do we keep forgetting...
What a tragedy.

...(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

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Unknown Soldier

                                                        unknown soldier  
                                                       fallen unsung hero  
                                                         without a name

Tribute To Our 
Armed Forces

Thanks For Serving

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Never Defeated

My heart is broken
But my love still remains pure
I wont let you win

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Tony tough on crime.
He lies, tough on cause of crime.
Again lies on Iraq.

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Freedom to choose why
freedom to choose when and where
to express my thoughts
election 08

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No More War

what's worst than blood lust
the shell shock of another war
what's worst than trust lost
the shell shock of a child lost