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bsquirrel
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0 posted 04-02-2003 04:20 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

Drag bodies out from the hills.
Pull pictures free from their frames.
Lay tar on broken streets.
List repairs, their costs, on a clipboard.

Get the lights on in the hospital.

Cast seeds in rows to the soil
tumbling from both sides of the blade.

Set down a table, and a chair,
surreal survivors untouched by bombs,
near the scarred and open mouth
of an office without walls.

Clean your gun and head for the coastline.

Watch the skiffs out in the distance,
the sails, white flashing, in the sun.

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1 posted 04-07-2003 10:47 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Very surreal imagery... which is intriguing as what you describe is an ordinary situation for many.  I especially like your ending two lines... nicely written, squirrel.

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God becomes as
we are that we
may be as he
is
~William Blake

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2 posted 04-07-2003 05:11 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I just love the vivid imagery that you have used in this peice, thanks for sharing
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Thank you. I wanted to remove the romanticism and exotic nature of war in far-off locales. Hopefully that makes it uncomfortable.
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Your poetry is always soo intrigeing to me....gets me thinking!!!!
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