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Joshua ben Joseph
by john k zimmerman

Monday, March 31, 2003

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let those with ears.........

Josh is a friend of mine–
brown skin,
black hair and beard
brown nearly black eyes
middle eastern type
the kind every cop,
border guard
and security guru
in North America
would love to

He is used to that –
he’s been feared ,
a security risk,
since the day he was born.

He is a known pig killer.

Last night we were watching
CNN. I started to say that the
News was composed of equal parts
Lies, spin, deceptions, half-truths...

Gently he stopped me. True enough, he said,
but look at the pictures what do you see?

Pictures of a war.

He looked at me. His dark eyes full of living tears
I see, he said, that my brothers and sisters
are killing my brothers and sisters.

He took the remote
In his wounded hand
Turned off the set and went
His Way....
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Reviewed by Melissa Rives 4/4/2003
Powerful, powerful piece...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/1/2003
Oh how this got to me, with the truth your friend showed us all.


Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/1/2003
Profound write. So much said in so few words. Your wisdom is showing :-)
Reviewed by Nessa Miller 3/31/2003
wow, thanks for sharing in such vivid detail the heart of your friend:) hugs nessa
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/31/2003
Inspiring...we talk about compassion as human beings and there is so little in the world. When you find someone with it, it is a true joy.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/31/2003
very sensitive write!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/31/2003
...on his leaving he left a dagger of wisdom as a gift... "Joshua ben Joseph" said it all:
Take the sword of love and cut the neck of hate.

Inspiring reading. I enjoyed it.

I Salute the Author of "Joshua ben Joseph".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 3/31/2003
that resonates. excellent drop, poet. you touched upon something really real, here.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/31/2003
Excellent write... ~Trish~
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