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IRAQNOPHOBIA by Ziggy and Lou

I pay homage to the soldiers
who took charge ,when words failed
those who ordered the
execution of our youth.

I pay homage to soldiers
who are now departed,
A clear blue sky divides
the living from the dead.

Breathtaking sunsets creep
unfolding on to troubled horizons,
gaining ground.
Whilst those that are left cry,
" hear me lord, bring them home to me”.

United they stand in bloodshed
targets acquired to shield politicians.
Shoot to kill.
What's fair about warfare?
No one wins.

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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back

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hi there I see its posted lol
it was as always a good exercise writting with you and I feel we will co-write again you kick it of next time ok chat soon my friend ,,,,,,,,,,,zigs x

I salute anyone who breaks the rules in the interest of art and great poetry writing just as much as I admire poets who craft meter and verse within the confines of good grammar. Walk the tight rope or jump from it and see if you can fly.

Zig

I have the perfect co write I will email it to you

Lou

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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thank you. the whole site feels strange, but exciting, because there seem to be a chance to make Neo even better.

Lou xx

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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thanks for he kind comments

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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thanks

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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At my church we recently protested the 9th anniversary of the Afghan war.
The sentiments expressed there have been encapsulated exactly and succinctly in your poem. well done.

Respectfully,

Jim

Respectfully, Jim

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Race_9togo

Thank you very much

Lou

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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great write, very powerful
you two work well together.
love judy
xxxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Its great to hear from you.

thank you

love lou

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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I have to say the title grabbed the highlight for me...so very perfect.

The write itself is well crafted and carries a strong view-point.

I think I can work out who wrote what, but I am very familiar with both your styles, so I had an advantage.

Great co-write my friends,

HS

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CHEERS hood i'm sure you could pick out our lines
would you try and do that it would be interesting lol,,,,,,,zigs

I salute anyone who breaks the rules in the interest of art and great poetry writing just as much as I admire poets who craft meter and verse within the confines of good grammar. Walk the tight rope or jump from it and see if you can fly.

I thank you and I'm sure Zigs does to. I'm curious to know which bits you feel I wrote

Lou

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

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treated no more than an insect by the powers that be. I appreciate your poem but have to think it's not that nobody wins...one side wins, and for most of our history made life miserable for the conquered. This continues today. As to why we are conquering ourselves in the first place..
have we really evolved more than the chimpanzees, who make war on each other just like us. I would like to think I have, and you have, so we just have to get everyone to agree to just not do it.
The Beatles were right, as was Auden, "we must love one another or die". I think Jesus said something about that too, among a few others.

I love this stanza!

Breathtaking sunsets creep
unfolding on to troubled horizons,
gaining ground.
Whilst those that are left cry,
" hear me lord, bring them home to me”.

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

The theme down to the choice of words is amazing

Pleasure I am the promised gift

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