Category Archives: veterans

Same Parade

The best way you can  honor our departed sons, daughters, brothers, and  sisters is to become a  war-tax resister, don’t pay to send any more  of our loved ones off to war don’t buy the bullets, the bombs, and the … Continue reading

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In My Dream: An Ode to Dr. King

(Maybe April 4th isn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but it’s the day that in 1967 he most vocally spoke out against the war in Vietnam and the day that in 1968 he was assassinated. My poem includes the majority of his … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Read Rumi (Ode to Spring)

Before the vultures dine on another ancient civilization and cities become rubble lets break bread instead of bones   lets cleanse our palate and feast on the food of kings and queens, lets walk through smoke screens, and sit on … Continue reading

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Jump Ship/I Sailed With Columbus

“I Sailed With Columbus”  When I was eight years old, in 1992 I first learned about Christopher Columbus and I sang along with my class “In fourteen-hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and we drew pictures of him … Continue reading

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Don’t Thank Me

Don’t thank me, save your breath, and thank a tree for the air you breathe thank a cloud for the water you drink thank a farmer for the food you eat thank a teacher if you’ve ever learned anything thank a musician if … Continue reading

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Over and Over and Over

Battle hymns are still played over and over and over and flag draped boxes still arrive at Dover and its a fraction of the casualties of World War One but it’s still somebody’s daughter and somebody’s son and, though technology has … Continue reading

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The Poppies Are Everywhere

Marx called religion the opium of the masses but we pray to Gods of war and the poppies are everywhere and we pretend to remember (and care) and we feel so much better now and we won’t dare question the … Continue reading

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