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Popular Poetry (War)
  1.  that morning along the mezzanine...
  2.  Little Soldier Boy
  3.  I Will Never Understand
  4.  It's More Than A Memory ( A Tribute to All
  5.  Children in the Streets
  6.  Seeds of Destruction
  7.  Song of Trouble...
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  11.  Children of Abraham
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  14.  Only a Game
  15.  A Tribute To All Amercians ( Especially th
  16.  Anzac Memories
  17.  They Died So We May Know Freedom
  18.  Let Us Not Forget
  19.  silent guns
  20.  Truth? (rewritten)

by Chuck Keller

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My poetic view of the horror of war


Take a side, suicide, homicide, genocide.
Blink an eye, children die, apple pie, mothers cry.
Rivalry, strategy, trickery, tyranny.
Leadership, fellowship, statesmanship, censorship.
Hungering, bartering, capturing, conquering.
Forcible, dutiful, pitiful, horrible.
Wearisome, worrisome, quarrelsome, tweedledum.
Fortitude, quietude, solitude, turpitude.
Ravaging, martyring, lingering, shattering.
Arbitrate, deprecate, formulate endless hate.
On and on, Pentagon, Dearest John, pink chiffon.
Pragmatist, socialist, atheist, scientist.
Cowardice, prejudice, artifice, armistice.
Fornicate, amputate, instigate, procreate.
Tolerate, vegetate, violate, compensate.
Count the dead, go to bed, filled with dread... Enough said.

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/10/2008
Many memorable words pertaining to life, like to see this write, it's different from all the romantic ones I read today. The upcoming election has me a little upset, don't know if the pres will do good or what? Will have to just wait and find out.
Reviewed by Steffan Piper 10/22/2007
Great stuff here, blinking like a light on the perimeter.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 9/10/2007
What an awesome flow of words. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/4/2007
Thank you, Sir, for your service, and welcome home. (((HUGS)))

This one has a cadance that thuds the heart and brings tears to the eyes. Only those who've been there can fully convey the terror. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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