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for my truths, though I dread their discovery.

Thus, I find comfort in lies: origami constructs

of paper figurines dancing in the funeral pyre

like marionettes dangling from a hangman's noose.

My country does to thee

By J. Glenn Evans

Your children walk barefoot through raw sewage

Behemoths lumber through your streets

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Spitting death and destruction to ancient icons

Armed men burst into your homes

Terrify your women and children

Take a father and uncle a cousin a brother

Hold them in bondage

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Humiliate defile torture

Through your land sacred rivers flow

Tigress - Euphrates birth of civilization

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