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Let's Bomb Baghdad (1992)

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RSWells
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0 posted 09-27-2002 07:09 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSWells


A brother and sister nestle into the
polyurethane comfort of neon beanbags.

After short yet heated debate each clasps
a hard plastic box umbilically attached

to a Nintendo, the latest progeny of video
game birthed by Higinbotham of the Brook-

haven National Nuclear Research Labor-
atory, Los Alamos, The Manhatten Project.

The chromatic allure (particularly the
red) coupled with wide ranging treble

to base promised hours of amusement. A
perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon

after a quick meal of Lunchables, while
an illegal alien did the laundry and

mommy met with friends to drink lunch
and daddy waited for his weekend turn.

There would be no arguement over who
got to be the bad guy in the newest game

Mortal Kombat, for the roles ambiguous,
their choices, Kano and Sonya Blade had

only the decision to punch the vanquished
head off, rip out spine or heart, to char

the body, explode the head with the little
yellow button before the Simpsons came on

and the stupid foreigner made them go
to bed and nightmares of hands that not

only got dirty but wouldn't come clean.

"Happy people have no history" - French Proverb

© Copyright 2002 Richard S. Wells jr. - All Rights Reserved
Crazy Eddie
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Another well written piece, I enjoyed the read.
Irie
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2 posted 09-27-2002 07:59 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Oh my....
This is so sad, but true!
You have penned two very powerful pieces today Sir.

You've relayed a strong message here, and have done an excellent job in doing so!

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

Midnitesun
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3 posted 09-27-2002 10:17 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"There would be no arguement over who
got to be the bad guy in the newest game"

and the beat goes on and on and on....

RSWells
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4 posted 09-08-2004 10:10 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

Can't find the link today for a PRI news broadcast/essay that shows where as many as 25% of the 10,000 uniformed U.S. mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, aunts, neices in Iraq are being sexually assaulted by their own troops.

Re-electing Bush will assure a draft and women will be included.
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5 posted 09-08-2004 10:15 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

this 'episode' of human history is sheer madness, and just keeps escalating

remembering some lyrics

You got a stick,
so I got a gun.
You got a rock,
so I got a bomb.

or something like that

 
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