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There is no undoing of it
by Hilding Lindquist
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Thoughts on our War in Iraq:
There is no undoing of it

It is hard to believe
this is happening
at the behest of my country.

Like the good Germans
who swept the ashes
from their window sills
that had fallen overnight
from the crematoriums

We go about our lives
as if it isn't happening.

To our eternal shame.

It has been done.
It is being done.
It will be done.

There is no undoing of it.


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Reviewed by E. Richardson 4/22/2007
my seems we have never hit that correctly in this. Splendid work here.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/18/2007
i like the lines...we go about our lives..... so much of the time i think we do this--good reminder
Reviewed by J M 10/23/2006
This is insightful and very true never no undoing it....
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/2/2006
The history of mankind is strewn with the jetsom and flotsam of bad choices. Based on the past, as a logical deduction, we have nothing but more of the same in the future.

Here's to hoping that logical deductions have flaws!

Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 3/29/2006
True, there is no undoing it but the question is, Where is it taking us and when and how will the end come?
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/19/2005
You see what you want to see, not reality.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/31/2005
It has been done.
It is being done.
It will be done.

There is no undoing of it.



Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 10/29/2005
A wise and perceptive piece. I can't agree with the coments that say "yeah, but...yeah, but..." a wrong never puts right a wrong. And anyway, as I have known for two and a half years and everybody in America is now becoming aware, the case for going to war was a total fabrication. The reason Saddam was not overthrown earlier was that European intelligence warned that if he was removed what followed him would be far worse. Same with Russia, when the US, backed by Britain engineered the downfall of Gorbachev we unleashed chaos in the former Soviet Union. Russia was not ready for democracy.
Now I'll have to find out are you a Christian existentialist.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 10/11/2005
T o o good. T r u e. You have done an outstanding job of
pinpointing the heart of the matter. The facts are chilling. The artistry with which you write about them is inspiring. Thank you.
'Pea' <3
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/8/2005
Though I abhor war, I wonder why no one ever denounced Saddam Husein when he was killing hundreds of thousands of his own people with chemicals and other tortures, thousands of them babies. Far more thousands than has been killed in the war in Iraq. Also, no one ever says anything about the terrorists and what they are causing all over the world. Why is there so much bias against our country when we were the ones attacked! I'd love to hear your complaints against the osama's of the world too. Thank you!

Reviewed by jude forese 10/8/2005
war is abhorrent no matter who is doing it ...

on the evolutionary scale, perhaps war is necessary so we can witness it's futility and collectively overcome it ..
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/8/2005
thought provoking read
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 10/8/2005
It is being done and more will be done if we don't stop it
the ashes will sweep Syria and Iran
it's time to say NO to war
thanks for sharing
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/8/2005
Yep,There Is No Undoing It -- Now You Can Go To Sleep...

Reviewed by Jane Rodway 10/8/2005
Yes, this reminded me of all those poor dead Iraqis in mass graves- maybe they would have lived if years ago we went there- as a former member of Amnesty International back in 86-88, the people were being tortured by Saddam then- too bad no one was listening, just like with the jews in WW11.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/8/2005
A sad truth indeed, Hilding. Man has not seemed to learn anything from the past. War is ever present. This is a time when we ought to be working as a brotherhood to heal the Earth that we have greatly harmed. Thank you for sharing your views; timely and propos. Love and peace.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/8/2005
It seems like that, isn't it?

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/8/2005
The comparison of the Germans in the days of the holocousts and to that of us today is totaly reprehensible.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/8/2005

A political masterpiece. "There is no undoing of it" says it wise
and courageously. This is a fulfilment of Poetry's tasks.

I salute You, Poet!

Healthy Long Creative Life.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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