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Slaughter (a poem)

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Slaughter (a poem)

By Gary Corseri)

From flickr.com/photos/10288162@N07/14569839078/: 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
(image by y.caradec)

Who are these fools who talk so glibly

About war, and sending messages, our role

In the world, credibility? Who elected them,

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.

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-

Ibility; ability to lead; and, of course,

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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