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Babylonian Misadventure
by Bruce Nickerson
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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Anti war statement dedicated to all the brave service men and women serving and dying in our time.

"You provide the pictures. I'll provide the war."

-William Randolf Hearst-

    Babylonian Misadventure      

            Duplicity abounds friend now foe

             Friend in carnage foe we control

           Control information they will agree

        Mothers play well honor them with a flag

     A star for their window for each lifeless child

         Never mind purpose never mind a goal

         21 years we earned with no end before

           They'll provide sons and daughters

       Cast a net on the poor trapped disparing

              Fish the ghettos slums and barrios

                      Cast your nets proudly 

          Shine buckels epplets silvery swords

                         Stand tall and straight  

       Speak of freedom honor doing your part

                          Sing them a song

         When Johnny Comes Marching Home

          Don't use real lyrics they won't come

         If he hasn't an arm and he hasn't a leg

                       There will be no profit  

                           Hold your tongue

  They Will  Come  - Succumb - Speak As One






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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/29/2007
A moving poem, words of wisdom and a powerful voice.
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 6/28/2006
indeed..wars are never necessary..yet it's thought they are..guess mankind still has a long way to go..

Good piece..

Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 6/11/2006
wow. 'when will they ever learn'
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/1/2006
A deeply touching write!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/31/2006
Very fitting for the perils of war, and the sad ways it seems to always end up, even when neccessary!

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