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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
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Who are these fools who talk so glibly

About war, and sending messages, our role

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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.

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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-

Ibility; ability to lead; and, of course,

The next election--who's up, who's down,

Who's going to win; and why it matters.

And all of it mixed in the Great Mixer

That they'll sell you for 3 easy payments,

Plus shipping and handling.

Call now!


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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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