Category Archives: poetry for peace

A Decent Family Man And Citizen: A Requiem For Vietnamese Peasants

There are certain things that can’t be taken away from the late John McCain: He was a Navy pilot he was shot down over Vietnam and captured he was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half … Continue reading

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Checkpoints & Interviews & Gunpoints

I just got another phone call from my friend in Bethlehem who is more educated than I am but is waiting to hear back about a job scrubbing toilets and emptying bed pans at a nursing home in Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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Violently Uprooted

Follow the tracks and you will be led through the rubble that was a Palestinian village until last spring   Follow the tracks and you will be led through the Israeli settlement that was a Palestinian village until 1967   … Continue reading

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I Hope You’re Crying Too

It’s been raining all day today and it rained yesterday too and just when I was feeling blue about all the grey skies I realized that today was August 9th and then I opened up my eyes and I cried … Continue reading

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And The Good News…?

In Gaza, the hospitals are running out of fuel for the generators that power them and allow doctors to try to heal the sick the little emergency fuel that remains is running out and densely populated civilian areas are being … Continue reading

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It’s Mother’s Day in America

Weep not for the mothers laying dead in bombed out villages or their sisters and brothers shot in the back as they waved their flags of black, red, green & white weep instead for the children they leave behind, far … Continue reading

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From Jerusalem To Jericho

Luke 10:25-37 Are we the priest, passing by on the other side of the road or are we the Levite, passing by on the other side of the road or are we the Samaritan, stopping to help and heal do … Continue reading

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