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Slaughter (a poem)

By Gary Corseri)

From Execution, après Goya - Yan Pei-Ming - Exposition Les desastres de la guerre 1800-2014 - Musee Louvre-Lens
Execution, après Goya - Yan Pei-Ming - Exposition Les desastres de la guerre 1800-2014 - Musee Louvre-Lens
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Who are these fools who talk so glibly

About war, and sending messages, our role

In the world, credibility? Who elected them,

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Who signs their checks, what games do they play

To climb the Ladder of Excess? Around

A table, they prop themselves, and then invade

Living rooms, kitchens, airport lounges--any

Place the gullible can hear or see them.

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And this is the age of 24-7, and their bad ideas

Bathe the networks of our neurons, and

Their words drone in our restless sleep: war,

And honor; upholding values; respons-

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Gary Corseri has published & posted his work at hundreds of venues worldwide, including Op Ed News, The New York Times, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, DissidentVoice, L.A. (and Hollywood--) Progressive. He has been a professor in the US & Japan, has (more...)

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Politics and the Arts have been enmeshed since Sop... by Gary Corseri on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 9:59:14 AM
Just for the heck of it I looked up "politics" and... by Michael David Morrissey on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:57:40 AM
Thanks for your comment, MDM. I think most people... by Gary Corseri on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 9:01:31 PM